Tag Archive: Correctional Investigator

The Future of Parole – brief by Graham Stewart

June 26, 2019 |

Presumptive Gradual Release For submission to the Parole Board of Canada Academic Think Tank on Community Corrections 2019 An Opinion Graham Stewart With this paper it is my intention to encourage discussion about the potential benefits of parole decision-making based...

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Good resource: Speakers on criminal justice in Canada

February 2, 2019

This post is about 400 words and can be read in 2 minutes. Many voluntary organizations across Canada do excellent work in the field of criminal justice (see previous post on some of them).  Since 2010, a Toronto church, Eglinton-St....

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Health care after prison

December 9, 2018

This post is about 580 words and can be read in 3 minutes. Many people leaving Canadian jails and prisons face very significant obstacles to developing a normal life.  Despite the criminal justice system’s official goal of assisting rehabilitation, those...

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Globe and Mail coverage of prison reform

November 16, 2018 | ,

This post is about 1150 words and can be read in 5-6 minutes. On Nov 6, the Globe and Mail newspaper ran an editorial called “Fixing solitary isn’t enough.  Canada’s prisons need to be reformed top to bottom”.  The editorial...

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Can Canadian prisons be improved?

September 20, 2018 | , ,

This post is 800 words and can be read in about 4 minutes. The new head of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has been given a huge mandate for change in that organization, which operates Canada’s federal prisons and...

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Rehabilitation can work

June 26, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

Why do we send people to jail?  Although jail is taken for granted as a punishment for many crimes, people often don’t think much beyond that.  Someone does something wrong, the response is punishment, and the common punishment is time...

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The Killing of Matthew Hines

June 24, 2018

By Catherine Latimer, Executive Director, John Howard Canada On April 25, 2018 two correctional officers pled not guilty to criminal charges relating to the tragic prison death of Matthew Hines at Dorchester Penitentiary.  They are entitled to a fair trial...

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