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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Delaying Justice is Denying Justice

September 29, 2017 | , ,

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently ruled twice, most notably in the 2016 Jordan decision, that it is a violation of Canadians’ rights when criminal cases are not completed in the courts in a reasonable period of time.  These rulings...

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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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