In Canada, more immigration means less crime

July 25, 2021 |

Post # 173 550 words; 3 minutes to read   Most Canadians understand that immigration is good for our country and indeed essential to maintain our current level of prosperity.  But one of the persistent concerns is that immigrants may...

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Prisoner experience part 8 – Work in a federal prison

June 22, 2021 |

Post #171 1700 words; 6 minutes to read. This is the eighth in an ongoing series of posts sent to us by a former prisoner who wishes to remain anonymous.  Previous posts in this series are here (#1)  here (#2)  here (#3)  here (#4)  here (#5) here (#6)...

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Alternatives to prison for racialized women

June 12, 2021 |

Post # 170 820 words; 4 minutes to read Several posts on this blog have provided evidence that prisons are ineffective and expensive ways of addressing public safety.  A recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Analysis, written by...

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Add your voice against solitary confinement!

June 10, 2021 |

Petition 3023 was tabled before Parliament earlier this month. Petition 3023 calls on Parliament to end the practice of abusive solitary confinement, implement measures adding more transparency within federal prisons and ensure the rights of prisoners are safeguarded.  The JHSC...

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Prison Design may Contribute to Recidivism

May 11, 2021 |

Post #168 720 words; 4 minutes to read By Christie-Anna Jagdeo, post graduate para-legal student   The physical design of prison is often overlooked but could play a significant part in the wellbeing of prisoners, specifically concerning recidivism. Some other...

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Prisons around the world

April 27, 2021 |

Post #167 650 words; 3 minutes to read Dr Baz Dreisinger is a professor of writing at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  In this work she has been very involved in programs that teach...

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