Tag Archive: public health

Alec Karakatsanis tells the real story on crime

January 19, 2023

Post #208 800 words; 4 minutes to read. Summary: US commentator Alec Karakatsanis debunks much media and political propaganda about crime.   The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political comments on criminal justice across...

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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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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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Alternatives to prison for racialized women

June 12, 2021 |

Post # 170 820 words; 4 minutes to read This post has a 30 second audio summary thanks to John Howard volunteer Averi Brailey. Several posts on this blog have provided evidence that prisons are ineffective and expensive ways of...

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Rethinking violent crime

November 9, 2020

Post #154 950 words; 4 minutes to read Many discussions of crime treat so-called ‘violent crimes’ as a special subset that deserves a different, and harsher, response. But there are compelling reasons to be dubious about this distinction.  Many of...

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Women in remand

August 14, 2020

700 words, 3 minutes to read Post #147 The majority of people held in Canadian provincial jails are on remand – that is, they have not been found guilty of a crime but are being held anyway for a range...

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