Tag Archive: prison reform

Informed opinion: The CCRA at 30 – 1

October 31, 2022

Post #203 675 words; 3 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Bella Kiss. This week we publish two quite different views on the 30th anniversary of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), the law that governs prisons and...

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CSC fails on diversity issues: Auditor General

July 26, 2022

Post #196 770 words; 3 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey It’s hard to find anyone outside the government that is a fan of the Correctional Service  of Canada (CSC), which operates federal prisons and parole.  Previous...

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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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Correctional Investigator’s latest annual report

April 14, 2022

Post # 189 980 words; 4 minutes to read. Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. The Correctional Investigator is responsible for dealing with complaints about Canada’s prisons.  His annual report is often very revealing about the state of these...

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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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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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Action on Solitary Confinement

November 29, 2020 |

Post # 157 For the last two weeks, John Howard Canada has partnered with several other organizations to promote awareness of the problem of solitary confinement in Canada’s prisons.  Notwithstanding several court decisions and new legislation last year, the problems...

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