Better neighbours…

Sept 26, 2022 Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State) How Norwegian prisons prepare inmates to become better neighbors “Much about Norway’s famous prisons stands in contrast to American impressions of incarceration. The opinion of the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Elusive…

April 16, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – Lea Keren The continued elusiveness of prison justice This commentary highlights the internal process of grievance in the federal prison system, the only process by which an incarcerated person can air a … [Read more...]

Screaming into silence…

July 2, 2021 McLean’s – Cindy Blackstock Screaming into silence – Cindy Blackstock: I believe those little spirits buried on the grounds of residential schools came to ensure the work gets done to end the injustices facing … [Read more...]

Seriously?

May 31, 2021  Vancouver Sun Remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops residential school: First Nation - Students were sent to the school from as far away as Penticton, Hope, Mount Currie, Lillooet and even outside the province. The … [Read more...]

Another review…

April 30, 2021 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ottawa announces independent review of military and promises external reporting system for sexual misconduct The news recently around the sexual assault and rape in the ranks of the Canadian Military … [Read more...]

Public Health wins…

April 18, 2021 BC Government News B.C. moves forward on drug decriminalization, new overdose emergency response funding In a news release dated April 14, 2021, the BC Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson has announced that … [Read more...]

April Fool!

April 1, 2021 (Ed note:  For this edition your editor thought that some reflection material may be more helpful than simply news stories about crime and punishment and the utter failure of prison.  The point is to look in a focused fashion at the … [Read more...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]

Only in Canada, eh…

Jan. 19, 2021  CBC News – Jonathan Montpetit Montreal servers hosted TheDonald, far-right site blamed for stirring up violence at Capitol riot - Servers provided temporary home to website amid crackdown by tech companies We may draw some … [Read more...]

Trends…

Jan. 7, 2021 Policy Options – Andrew Parkin Ten Trends That Will Shape Events in 2021 - From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics’ public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues. Parkin does … [Read more...]