Tag Archive: alternative policies

Gladue decision not having desired effects

August 13, 2022

Post #197 970 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The enormous over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada’s courts and prisons is well known. As one way of dealing with this problem, the Supreme Court of...

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Prisons are not a pathway to healing and reconciliation

May 9, 2022

Post #191 980 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey This post, by Canadian scholar Dr. Vicki Chartrand, is reproduced with permission from the website of the Australian Institute for International Affairs. Dr Vicki Chartrand is...

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John Howard Canada 5 Point Plan to Improve Corrections

February 15, 2022

Post #186 870 words; 4 minutes to read This summary prepared by volunteer Jamie Davison. The John Howard Society has a long standing 5-Point Plan to improve the corrections system in Canada. This post provides a summary of key issues...

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Need more innovation in prisons

January 10, 2022

Post #184 650 words; 3 minutes to read   This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. A slightly different version of this piece appeared initially on Dec 14 in The Lawyer’s Daily.  https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/32171 Murray Fallis is a lawyer with John Howard...

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Op Ed – Health care in prisons

December 10, 2021 |

The following op-ed by John Howard articling fellow Leandra Keren appeared in the Toronto Star on Nov 30, 2021   When your jailor oversees your healthcare, neglect and torture inevitably ensue When an individual serves a federal prison sentence in...

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Massive changes needed in prison system: Senate report

September 24, 2021

Post #177 740 words; 3 minute read 30 second audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. Canada’s prison system would be totally transformed if the recommendations in a recent Senate report  were adopted, though the report seems to have garnered...

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Election commitments and criminal justice

September 9, 2021

Post #176 980 words; 4 minutes to read This post is drawn from an article in the Sept 4 Toronto Star by Jacques Gallant. The focus is on the excessive numbers of Indigenous and Black people in Canada’s prisons, and...

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Special intervention units still not working

August 12, 2021 |

Murray Fallis Post # 175   750 words; 3 minutes to read    Murray Fallis is a lawyer with John Howard Canada.     This post has a 30 second audio summary courtesy of our volunteer, Averi Brailey Twenty-six per...

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