Mother’s Day…

May 6, 2022 Globe and Mail – Patrick White ‘Shocking and shameful’: For the first time, Indigenous women make up half the female population in Canada’s federal prisons While the 50 /50 split in federally incarcerated women between … [Read more...]

The emotional life…

Feb 19, 2022  BC Tyee - Andrew Nikiforuk We Didn’t Grieve the Pandemic. Now We’re Stuck Fighting - I wanted to see the angry truckers more clearly. So I called a therapist. The link is to an attempt to establish some sort of rational … [Read more...]

Home for Father’s Day…

June 20, 2021 (Ed note:  Father’s Day may be a good time to pause for a moment to remember the families pained by the incarcerated family members.  Canadian Families Correctional Network works to ease that pain, to cope with the separation, and … [Read more...]

Structure Intervention Units…

May 11, 2021  Fourth report on Correctional Service Canada’s (CSC) “Structured Intervention Units”  (SIUs)  Jane B. Sprott – Ryerson University; Anthony J. Doob, University of Toronto; Adelina Iftene, Dalhousie University Do Independent … [Read more...]

Failure to remedy…

March 17, 2021 CBC News - Murray Brewster, Kristen Everson Senior female officer quits Canadian Forces, says she's 'sickened' by reports of sexual misconduct - Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor says she's 'not surprised' by recent developments Most … [Read more...]

Sentences…

Mar 5, 2021  The Guardian (Manchester, UK) – Kate Allen The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it Allen, the director of Amnesty International (UK) is of the opinion that human rights stand between … [Read more...]

Back to Parliament…

Nov 23, 2020   Policy Options – Adeline Iftene Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments. The link provides a summary of the … [Read more...]

Correctional Investigator Report…

Oct 29, 2020  2019-20 Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator of Canada Tabled in Parliament Report Shines Light on Sexual Coercion and Violence behind Bars     Full Report Go to:  … [Read more...]

Oct 27, 2020 Doob & Sprott report: Smart Justice Network Special Report Concerns have been mounting about the intransigence of Corrections Canada in the face of the court ordered issues around solitary confinement in the prison system.  Over … [Read more...]

Women offenses…

June 4, 2020 Prison Reform Trust and Blogger Russell Webster – Sarah Beresford Domestic abuse is a driver of women's offending Guest author Beresford present a view which would suggest it is time for a second look at the process of sentencing … [Read more...]