Tag Archive: Indigenous. Aboriginal

Parole is challenging for women leaving prison

January 24, 2024

Post #234 1200 words; 5 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer law student Hannah Lee Summary: Women released on parole face many obstacles to building good lives, some of which are a direct result of the parole system itself....

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Former ‘tough on crime’ advocate changes views radically

January 8, 2024

Post #233 900 words; 4 minutes to read   Summary: Ben Perrin, law professor and former advisor to the Harper government, makes a compelling argument for a dramatic change in our approach to criminal justice. ‘Indictment’, by Benjamin Perrin.  University...

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2023: Not a good year for criminal justice policy

December 27, 2023

Post # 232 700 words; 3 minutes to read Summary: Many developments in criminal justice policy in Canada in 2023 were disappointing and conflict with the evidence. 2023 has been a difficult year in many ways, all around the world. ...

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New data on crime, prisons, parole

November 14, 2023

Post #229 1060 words – 5 minutes to read   Summary: The annual report (CCRSO) released by Public Safety Canada reveals important and troubling aspects of our criminal justice system. We have examined previous editions of this publication from Public...

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Many issues in provincial jails in Nova Scotia

June 28, 2023

Post #220 850 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Gillian Sherman. Summary: A report by the East Coast Prison Justice Society shows that there are serious and persistent problems with conditions in Nova Scotia jails, exacerbated...

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Youth criminal justice – Good progress but more to do

June 9, 2023

Post #219 1000 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer law student Hannah Lee. Summary: The Youth Criminal Justice Act led to many improvements but some substantial challenges remain. By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor John Howard Society Week...

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Indigenized prison programs: A human right, but not a solution

May 8, 2023

Post #217 950 words; 4 minutes to read.   By Justin Tetrault, University of Alberta.   Summary: Access to appropriate programs for Indigenous prisoners in Canada is inadequate even though these important programs will not resolve the issues related to over-representation...

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Increased policing doesn’t mean community safety

April 12, 2023 |

Post #214 920 words; 4 minutes to read By Emily Stewart, Associate Editor A new Toronto report confirms what many communities have known for a long time: police often do not improve community safety and may instead deepen systemic injustices....

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