Mandatory Minimums: They Can Never Work

With the Fed still undecided on what to do about mandatory minimum sentencing, some legal professionals, like Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, have stepped in and admitted that this would be “an important conversation.”
When someone commits an offense, they are entitled to a lawyer and a fair trial; why…

19 Jan 7:52 PM 0 Read More...

Safety Crisis Plagues Ontario Correctional System

We’ve heard it time and again. “The prison system is broken!” shouts one. “We need reforms for Canadian inmates that WORK!” shouts another. The fundamental thing we are failing to do is something to counter (and, dare I say, revert) the constant issues concerning correctional systems in Canada. An…

13 Dec 10:59 PM 0 Read More...

CoSA: Are Sex Offenders the New Lepers?

The Coalinga State Hospital in California houses 1,500 of the most dangerous sex offenders after they have served time in prison. Upon release from prison, the magnitude of recidivism for a particular offender can be evaluated at the hospital through a variety of means.
What some residents outside of…

11 Mar 1:26 AM 0 Read More...

Lord, When Did We See You in Prison?

This article, by the Rev. Canon Tim Smart, chaplain at Cowansville Institution, priest at Grace Anglican Church, Sutton and director for the Anglican Diocese of Montreal, is reprinted from the fall 2014 issue of Ecumenism, quarterly journal of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. It is one of six articles related…

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Canadian Federal Prisons to Switch to Powdered Milk

Another effort at cutting costs for the Canadian government has come in the form of switching to powdered milk in Canadian prisons.

This effort would save the federal government over $3 million but this comes at the cost of local dairy businesses having to forgo the benefits of providing for…

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