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

May 30, 2018 | , , ,

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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Major Changes to Ontario Jails Recommended

September 22, 2017 |

Major changes in Ontario corrections recommended On January 1, 2017, following a series of media stories involving prisoners held in segregation or solitary confinement for long periods, the Ontario government commissioned Howard Sapers, former federal Correctional Investigator, to do a...

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Inside Canada’s Corrections System

November 16, 2016

Article from TVO Air Date: Nov 16, 2016 The Ontario government recently appointed Howard Sapers, the federal correctional investigator, to look into the use of segregation – generally known as solitary confinement – and ways to improve the province’s prison...

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