Election commitments and criminal justice

September 9, 2021 |

Post #176 980 words; 4 minutes to read This post is drawn from an article in the Sept 4 Toronto Star by Jacques Gallant. The focus is on the excessive numbers of Indigenous and Black people in Canada’s prisons, and...

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Criminal justice and the federal election

August 24, 2021 |

Post #175 830 words; 4 minutes to read Voice summary thanks to volunteer Averi Brailey. This post is a slightly edited reprint from one posted in the early days of the 2019 federal election.  The election is a time to...

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Special intervention units still not working

August 12, 2021 |

Murray Fallis Post # 175   750 words; 3 minutes to read    Murray Fallis is a lawyer with John Howard Canada.     This post has a 30 second audio summary courtesy of our volunteer, Averi Brailey Twenty-six per...

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In Canada, more immigration means less crime

July 25, 2021 |

Post # 173 550 words; 3 minutes to read Voice summary thanks to volunteer Averi Brailey. Most Canadians understand that immigration is good for our country and indeed essential to maintain our current level of prosperity.  But one of the...

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Alternatives to prison for racialized women

June 12, 2021 |

Post # 170 820 words; 4 minutes to read This post has a 30 second audio summary thanks to John Howard volunteer Averi Brailey. Several posts on this blog have provided evidence that prisons are ineffective and expensive ways of...

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Prison Design may Contribute to Recidivism

May 11, 2021 |

Post #168 720 words; 4 minutes to read By Christie-Anna Jagdeo, post graduate para-legal student   The physical design of prison is often overlooked but could play a significant part in the wellbeing of prisoners, specifically concerning recidivism. Some other...

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Prisons around the world

April 27, 2021 |

Post #167 650 words; 3 minutes to read Dr Baz Dreisinger is a professor of writing at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  In this work she has been very involved in programs that teach...

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