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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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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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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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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Blog Back Online

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The John Howard blog on criminal justice reform is back!  Unexpected events prevented us from posting for several months but you can expect regular posts from now on,  The blog will continue to focus on reliable information on issues that...

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3% Doing Time for Murder Didn’t Do Crime: James Lockyer

November 11, 2017

Heidi Riedner At least 3 per cent of convicted murderers in prison are innocent, according to one of the country’s most prominent social justice activists. “That’s a lot of people in Canadian prisons for murders they didn’t commit,” lawyer James...

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