Crime continues to decline in Canada

April 30, 2022

Post #190 950 words; 4 minutes to read One of the main regular sources of data on criminal justice in Canada is the annual ‘Police Reported Crime’ report.  The most recent report was released in the summer of 2021, and...

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Correctional Investigator’s latest annual report

April 14, 2022

Post # 189 980 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. The Correctional Investigator is responsible for dealing with complaints about Canada’s prisons.  His annual report is often very revealing about the state of these...

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Youth and bail in Ontario – more progress needed

March 25, 2022

Post # 188 1000 words; 5 minutes to read Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. Far fewer young people are being arrested and detained in Canada today thanks to the changes made in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)...

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Prison Experience. David Dorson – Meet the Lifers

March 2, 2022

Post #187 1200 words; 5 minutes to read This post is reprinted with permission from Lawyers’ Daily as one of a series on prisoner experience they are publishing. The original link is:  Prison, a view from inside: Meet the lifers...

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John Howard Canada 5 Point Plan to Improve Corrections

February 15, 2022

Post #186 870 words; 4 minutes to read This summary prepared by volunteer Jamie Davison. The John Howard Society has a long standing 5-Point Plan to improve the corrections system in Canada. This post provides a summary of key issues...

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Harsher sentences for 2nd degree murder don’t make sense

January 25, 2022

Post #185 900 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey Since 1976, when capital punishment was abolished in Canada, everyone convicted of murder automatically gets a life sentence.  Most Canadians would be surprised to know that...

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Need more innovation in prisons

January 10, 2022

Post #184 650 words; 3 minutes to read   This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. A slightly different version of this piece appeared initially on Dec 14 in The Lawyer’s Daily.  https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/32171 Murray Fallis is a lawyer with John Howard...

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Prisoner experience 9 – Visits (part 2)

December 10, 2021

Post #182 980 words; 4 minutes to read This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. This first part of this post of a prisoner’s experience with visits  was published on November 30.  That post also references earlier posts in...

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