I Am More Than a Criminal Record

March 7, 2019 |

This post is about 800 words and can be read in 3-4 minutes. Although most people think that the court sentence is the hardest part of being convicted of a crime, for many of the millions of Canadians who have...

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High rates of child abuse among Canadians in jail

February 23, 2019 |

This post is 700 words and can be read in about 3 minutes. Canadian jails and prisons are full of people who experienced various forms of abuse while they were themselves children, according to a summary of research recently published...

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Cons and Kernels – 1

January 24, 2019 |

By Emily O’Brien. This post is about 500 words and can be read in 2-3 minutes. My name is Emily O’Brien, and this is the first in a few posts that John Howard is going to put on their site...

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Editorial: Time for action on pardons!

January 21, 2019 | ,

This post is 600 words and can be read in 2-3 minutes. Three years ago Ralph Goodale promised ‘fairness’ with reforms to Criminal Records Act – it’s time to make good on that promise Almost 4 million people in Canada...

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Do prosecutors have too much discretion?

January 14, 2019 |

This post is about 750 words and can be read in 3 minutes. More than 90% of criminal charges in Canada never go to trial.  They are either dropped by the Crown or the accused pleads guilty to something.  This...

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