Mum’s the word…

May 17, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham She wanted to tell you about her sex assault. The court has finally let her Morrell Andrews has a story to tell and without her knowledge or consent she was banned by the court from telling about … [Read more...]

Follow the money…

April 20, 2021 Department of Finance: Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/04/budget-2021-a-recovery-plan-for-jobs-growth-and-resilience.html CBC News Highlights of … [Read more...]

Repairing harm…

April 14, 2021 Toronto Star – Rachel Mendleson Woman wrongfully convicted over flawed Motherisk evidence acquitted by Ontario court Joyce Hayman has endured 23 years before this week the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned her conviction for … [Read more...]

Lessons…

March 16, 2021 Think Global Health.org – Ted Alcorn How Norway's Prisons Have Weathered a Pandemic - Its famously progressive correctional system is anomalous, but still has lessons for other countries Lots of justice people greatly admire … [Read more...]

Police and funding…

Feb 24, 2021 Toronto Star – Matt Elliot With its budget, Toronto council takes slow, careful steps toward police reform — but will it stay the course? The issue of funding Toronto police shows sign of becoming increasingly contentious, both … [Read more...]

Death from mental illness…

Feb 22, 2021 National Newswatch – Margaret Eaton Mental illness should never be a death sentence Eaton, National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is objecting to the possibility of MAID leading to terminating mentally ill patients … [Read more...]

Inside…

Oct. 26 2020  Globe and Mail – Justin Piché and Sarah Speight Build communities, not cages: Jails are death traps, no matter how new Both authors are outspoken in opposition to prisons in general but the thought of a new prison in Thunder Bay … [Read more...]

Public health, Public safety…

May 18, 2020 (Ed note: Both these organizations are very reputable in research and advocacy in the United States and may be helpful in the pursuits of similar objectives in Canada where the scene is much the same for the threat of Coronavirus and … [Read more...]

We are all vulnerable…

March 26, 2020  An open letter from - Quebec Carceral Lawyers Covid-19 in Quebec prisons There is no way to practice social distancing in prison, except for solitary confinement, which is a breach of human rights. This open letter from Quebec … [Read more...]

Prisons and US Justice…

Aug 24, 2019  The Appeal.com (US) How Warren and Sanders would overhaul the criminal system  https://mailchi.mp/theappeal/daily-appeal-347111?e=5540d3cc3d US Presidential candidates spell out justice reform platforms Medium.com - Elizabeth … [Read more...]