Election issue 2 – Why ‘tough on bail’ is bad policy

September 13, 2019

940 words; 4 minutes to read Several political leaders have recently made statements calling for making it harder, if not impossible, for people charged with certain kinds of offencss to get bail. The Conservative Party platform specifically calls for no...

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The Future of Parole – brief by Graham Stewart

June 26, 2019 |

Presumptive Gradual Release For submission to the Parole Board of Canada Academic Think Tank on Community Corrections 2019 An Opinion Graham Stewart With this paper it is my intention to encourage discussion about the potential benefits of parole decision-making based...

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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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Canadian organizations in criminal justice reform

September 7, 2018

This post is under 800 words and can be read in 3 minutes. Canada has many organizations that work in the area of criminal justice reform.  Below is a list of organizations whose exclusive or main focus is on criminal...

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