Prison perspective…

Dec 20, 2022  Toronto Star – Rik McWhinney and Jason Demers Rik McWhinney spent almost 35 years in prison, 16 of them in solitary confinement: this is his story - In ‘The Life Sentences of Rik McWhinney,’ poems, grievance forms, letters, interviews … [Read more...]

Gender at Davos…

Jan 25, 2018 Davos Newsletter 7 things that happened on the first day of Davos 2018 Many anti-poverty advocates are encouraged that Davos – The World Economic Forum - is focusing again on inequities, both economic and gender.  Our Trudeau spoke … [Read more...]

Another PMB

 May 10, 2013  Globe and Mail – Kim Mackrael Ottawa to support bill giving victims more access to parole hearings  Federal victims’ ombudsperson Sue O’Sullivan is apparently the source for some of the recommendations behind MP David Sweet’s … [Read more...]

Mental health and criminal justice

January 30, 2013  International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy – Fifth National Symposium (January 2013)  - Alison MacPhail and Simon Verdun-Jones Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System While this paper excludes … [Read more...]

Health and hard time

  January 16, 2013 Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) – Adam Miller Health and hard time The association starts the first of a promising multi-part series on health issues in prisons.  The listing of areas of concern is part of this … [Read more...]