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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Globe and Mail coverage of prison reform

November 16, 2018 | ,

This post is about 1150 words and can be read in 5-6 minutes. On Nov 6, the Globe and Mail newspaper ran an editorial called “Fixing solitary isn’t enough.  Canada’s prisons need to be reformed top to bottom”.  The editorial...

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This blog: One year and 50 posts later

September 24, 2018 | ,

This post is 600 words and can be read in 3 minutes. This blog ran its first post just about a year ago.  At that time we stated the goal as being “to help build a well-informed public, which in...

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Can Canadian prisons be improved?

September 20, 2018 | ,

This post is 800 words and can be read in about 4 minutes. The new head of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has been given a huge mandate for change in that organization, which operates Canada’s federal prisons and...

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Financial facts on Canadian prisons

August 23, 2018 | ,

This post is about 600 words and can be read in 3 minutes. Canada’s jail and prison system is expensive.  Here are some facts: Total spending and comparisons Total (federal, provincial and municipal) public spending on criminal justice in Canada...

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