Tag Archive: recidivism

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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Expunging criminal records

February 26, 2020

600 words; 3 minutes to read Last year Senator Kim Pate introduced a bill that would provide automatic expungement of criminal records in Canada.  Under this bill, criminal records would automatically be sealed after a certain amount of time had...

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More posts worth a second look

February 7, 2020

580 words; 3 minutes to read Many previous posts on this blog continue to be highly relevant.  The problems they addressed remain as prevalent as ever.  These posts show how many of the issues in our system are well known...

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Cons and Kernels 3 – Stuff About Prison

December 30, 2019

600 words; 3 minutes to read Cons and Kernels owner/entrepreneur Emily O’Brien has been in the news a lot lately as she continues to build her business and is a great spokesperson for seeing ex-prisoners in a positive light. Earlier...

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Desistance from crime is the norm

August 15, 2019

This post is about 950 words and can be reach in about 4 minutes. Increasing evidence shows that most people who commit crimes stop doing so as they get older.  This finding, called one of the strongest in the whole...

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Older prisoners face serious challenges

August 8, 2019

This post is about 650 words and can be read in 3 minutes. The number of federal prisoners over the age of 50 has increased rapidly in the last decade, now reaching more than 25%. The increase is in large...

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The Dutch Are Closing Prisons

May 27, 2019

This post is about 1000 words and can be read in about 5 minutes. This is a shortened version of the original article from usnews.com by Danielle Batist May 13, 2019 The number of prisoners in The Netherlands has halved...

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