Tag Archive: employment

Desistance from crime

May 26, 2022

Post #192 900 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. ‘Desistance’ is the concept describing the reduction or cessation of criminal activity.  It is, then, of huge interest to the criminal justice community.  In the...

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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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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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Lack of education and training in Canadian prisons

December 7, 2020

Post #158 775 words; 3 minutes to read One of the clearest findings about imprisoned people in Canada is that the vast majority have serious deficits in their education that make it harder for them to find work and support...

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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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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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German prisons better and cheaper

March 6, 2020

Post #126  830 words; 4 minutes to read   Canada’s Correctional Investigator recently released yet another annual report drawing attention to some of the terrible conditions in Canada’s prisons, and the seeming indifference, if not outright opposition, of the government...

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