Missing the mark…

April 29, 2021 Ontario Government Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities - New devices to help detect and prevent the use of cell phones within institutions What is noteworthy about this Ontario government … [Read more...]

Freedom and justice…

Nov 27, 2020 N.Y. Times – Ben Hubbard Saudi Activist Who Fought for Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court - Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. … [Read more...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]

Defunding punishment…

June 22, 2020  Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham If we defund the police, will we need fewer jails and prisons? As the demand for defunding police gets louder, critics are also wondering about defunding prisons and what the net gain may be for other … [Read more...]

What’s fair…

May 25, 2020 Toronto Star – Laurie Monsebraaten Why do provinces often confiscate federal benefits from people who clearly need them? Why does the government clawback funds desperately needed by people on the edge and often over the edge of … [Read more...]