One experience of segregation

November 18, 2020 |

This post was first published in November, 2018 on our blog. It gives one person’s experience of solitary confinement in a Canadian provincial jail. It is republished in connection with the current ‘Spotlight on Solitary’ campaign. More information on that...

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The desire to punish

November 18, 2020 |

Post #155 660 words; 3 minutes to read One of the biggest debates in criminal justice is about the role of punishment.  But an important question is where does the desire to punish come from, a desire that seems  to...

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Spotlight on Solitary Begins

November 16, 2020 | ,

Join us and many other correctional law based entities from November 16-30, 2020 as we examine how solitary confinement still exists in Canada. Press Release View our press release below or download it here. Events See the full schedule of...

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Rethinking violent crime

November 9, 2020 |

Post #154 950 words; 4 minutes to read Many discussions of crime treat so-called ‘violent crimes’ as a special subset that deserves a different, and harsher, response. But there are compelling reasons to be dubious about this distinction.  Many of...

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Harms of remand – evidence from Denmark

October 21, 2020 |

Post #153 650 words; 3 minutes to read The majority (about 60%) of people held in provincial jails in Canada have not been found guilty of anything and this pattern has been getting worse in recent years. They are being...

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John Howard Canada creates LinkedIn page

October 14, 2020 |

To increase access to its activities, John Howard Canada has created a LinkedIn page that will features some of our work. The link is https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-howard-society/ Feel free to follow us!

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Prisoners on Prisons

September 28, 2020 |

Post # 151 710 words; 3 minutes to read Most Canadians have very little sense of what it is like to be in prison.  Perhaps most people don’t care, on the theory that ‘if you are in prison it’s for...

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