What This Blog is About

September 21, 2017 |

Purposes, what to expect, how to participate, copyright and reproduction Why this blog? Crime and criminal justice are topics of great interest to people.  They are frequently reported in the news, a common subject of public conversation, and therefore of...

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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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JHS Canada Statement re: CCLA report “Set up to Fail”

July 23, 2014

For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 Statement by Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada on the need to fix our broken bail system. “Today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) released a comprehensive study calling...

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The True Cost of Tough on Crime

July 18, 2012 |

Press Release Catherine Gogan and Catherine Latimer, National Post · Jul. 18, 2012 In a recent article (“The payoff for being tough on crime”, July 11), Public Safety Minister Vic Toews claims that the John Howard Society “distorts the facts,”...

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