Chaplains Still Working With Parolees Without Pay

Harry Nigh, a chaplain at the Keele Community Correctional Centre, has been working with parolees there since the 90s and in total for almost 40 years.

The federal government budget cuts in 2012 have affected the lives and the work of community chaplains all over the country and has been…

06 Feb 11:11 PM 0 Read More...

Charles Koch and the United States Prison System

An unfortunate court experience in 1995 had Charles Koch start studying the criminal justice system and how it is misrepresenting non-violent offenders. The United States prison system is in dire need of reform.

In essence, prisons are becoming overcrowded with more non-violent offenders than ever before due to…

07 Jan 7:06 PM 0 Read More...

Cutbacks Do Not Hinder Work With Ex-Prisoners

Chaplain Peter Huish is confident that despite cutbacks to social programs by the federal government participation for engaging with ex-prisoners will remain strong.
The federal agenda is moving increasingly towards the isolation or “warehousing” of inmates and to decreasing funding for programs that have been shown to actually reduce…

01 Dec 12:13 AM 0 Read More...

Changing Our Perception of 'Compassion'

The 13th and 14th of November was Compassion Week in San Francisco. It’s part of a movement to make compassion a guiding principle in today’s business and pubic service. One would think that this was already a given, but this is far from the truth. There is a…

17 Nov 1:05 PM 0 Read More...

Cleric Resigns Over Prison Chaplaincy Privatization

Muslim cleric Imam Yasin Dwyer has officially resigned due to the Conservative government’s decision to privatize the Canadian prison chaplaincy program. His major developments included “turning” Canadian terrorists away from violence and into law-abiding citizens. Although this program will see a definite downturn, it is not the only…

30 Oct 10:46 PM 0 Read More...