House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

By any other name…

Feb. 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Robyn Urback There’s only one group of Canadians the government can get away with torturing Dr Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott recently published a report on the status of solitary confinement in Canada and they, … [Read more...]

Crime as Political Distraction…

Jan 10, 2021 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Conservatives slam vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes some federal prisoners - Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says government has 'duty of care' to protect vulnerable inmates Who makes up a … [Read more...]

What now…

Nov 7, 2020 (Ed note: here are a medley of articles about what is next in politics in the US.  The populist undertow is likely not ending but growing and will look for new breathe.) American Civil Liberties Union - Taylor Pendergrass Criminal … [Read more...]

Recovery…

Sept 19, 2020 Atkinson Foundation –Armine Yalnizyan, Laurell Ritchie, and Mary Gellatly with input from Colette Murphy, Garima Talwar Kapoor, Morna Ballantyne, Kerry McCuaig, and Nora  Cole Maximizing Potential Framework for Recovery in a Slow … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

Legal side…

May 23, 2020 Global News – Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell The terrorism confronting Canada: Unsophisticated and frustratingly effective Bell and Russell are suggesting, an illustrating with examples, that while we have paid almost exclusive … [Read more...]

Lawsuit…

May 14, 2020 HuffPost (Canada) – Samantha Beattie Government Taken to Court Over ‘Cruel’ Treatment of Prisoners during COVID-19 Pandemic - Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis. A … [Read more...]

May 10, 2020 – What would Mom say...  (Ed note: We are grateful to the MOMS of Ottawa for this timely and powerful reminder that besides being the centre of family affection moms are also a moral bulwark against our callous and hurtful ways of … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]