Re-entry jobs…

May 13, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily – John Hill Finding a job for ex-con… This link elaborates on the difficulty of all formerly incarcerated persons in getting employment once released.  There is usually a question on a job app about criminal … [Read more...]

Why pay?

April 4, 2022 CBC News – Catharine Tunney As Mounties celebrate pay raise, municipalities look to upcoming budget for federal help - As of April 1, constables can make more than $106K — a jump of $20K The news may be a good news / bad news … [Read more...]

A tragic loss…

Mar 16, 2022  Waterloo Record – Paige Desmond The end of a crime prevention era - Region, nation losing ground breaking Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council The short-sighted failure to fund the Crime Prevention Council speaks volumes … [Read more...]

RJ in practice…

Mar 11, 2022  CBC News – Haley Ryan Spouse of Portapique gunman to have criminal charge resolved - Lisa Banfield was one of 3 people charged with providing ammunition to gunman Lisa Banfield was charged with supplying ammunition to the … [Read more...]

Known but idle solutions…

Jan 31, 2022  CBC News – Josh Hoffman N.S. man who struggled with mental health says he needed something other than jail - Collins Ellison shared his ‘entirely negative’ experiences with Halifax police while he was homeless This link is to … [Read more...]

Live bullets…

Jan 28, 2022 – Vice.com (Canada) – Justin Ling ‘They’re Shooting Live Bullets at Us’: Guards Keep Firing Guns at Edmonton’s Federal Prison - Inmates, corrections guards, and advocates tell VICE World News that they’re extremely … [Read more...]

Who’s listening?

Jan 18, 2022 All night buses for housing The most recent deep cold in Toronto led to a warning declaration by the city and the use of city buses overnight for protection by some homeless people, where kindly bus drivers allowed, drawing attention … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Jan.15, 2022 Washington Post (US) - Lizzie Johnson and William Wan The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago Here’s an excellent introduction to the question of secondary punishments.  … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Jan 10, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 10, 2022) The pardon system perpetuates disadvantage. Ottawa should fix it - ‘By limiting opportunities for employment and education, the cumbersome pardon system is perpetuating … [Read more...]

Jump ahead!

Dec. 10, 2021 Institute for Research on Public Policy (Policy Options Canada) - Navjot Kaur and Bavneet Chauhan How can we improve our criminal justice system? The link summarizes the long practice of hard line theory around crime and punishment, … [Read more...]