Where Is Our Criminal Justice System Headed?

More cells, tougher laws, increased security. These are all new implementations underway in the Canadian criminal justice system. Normally this would be indicative of a rise in crime but this is not the case at all.

We are experiencing extremely low rates of crime at the moment, but the costs…

20 Oct 6:11 PM 0 Read More...

Prison Update: Access To Libraries Being Cut

Successful reintegration upon release is greatly helped by higher rates of literacy for inmates. Many, however, are finding it harder and harder to be allowed access to prison libraries, and this is no accident. Several federal prisons are seeing large access cuts to libraries while others are shutting down the…

08 Sep 10:51 AM 0 Read More...

Is Privatizing The Prison Chaplaincy System A Bad Idea?

The government’s  move to a privatized chaplaincy system is not boding well with existing chaplains nor the inmates who are able to take advantage of their services. Kate Johnson was a former prison chaplain of the Pittsburgh Institution, a minimum security prison in Kingston, Ontario.

2012 saw the Conservative…

15 Jun 1:16 PM 0 Read More...

Minnesota CoSA Show Benefits

The CoSA model has been around since the 1990s and has seen significant improvements over the past ten to fifteen years. The primary goal of this model is to reduce the rates of recidivism for sex offenders. Offenders of a sexual nature have the highest rates of recidivism compared to…

18 May 12:12 AM 0 Read More...

Missouri Mom Addresses Problems With Sex Offender Registry

Sharie Keil is a simple mom from Missouri whose world was “smashed to the ground” when, back in 1998, her 17 year-old son was charged as a sex offender for unknowingly having sex with a pre-teen girl at a party. This meant that although being a juvenile, he…

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