Harper Government Seems to Believe in Eternal Damnation

Imagine you are a man in your late 40s and you have been living for the past 20 years in a federal prison in Canada, serving a life sentence for murder.

In those years you have come to understand the impact of your actions and you sincerely regret the harm…

23 Oct 4:24 AM 1 Read More...

MSCM at the McGill Volunteer Fair 2013

On September 17, 2013 MSCM Volunteer Coordinator Vanessa was joined by Peter, Courtney and Jeri to spark the interest of potential student volunteers at the autumn 2013 McGill University Volunteer Fair. Competition between community organizations seeking new student volunteers was tough as each kiosk was staffed by an enthusiastic team…

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Alone Inside

An historical and contemporary look at the use of solitary confinement within the prison system. 

When the concept of solitary confinement was first implemented in the early 19th century, the idea was not to punish the prisoner, but to give him space to reflect and reform. Two centuries later, despite…

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Robert Callender: Same parish, new dimension

A member of St. Lawrence Church in LaSalle for over 20 years, Robert Callender, now 58, began the demanding course of theological studies for lay people called Education for Ministry in about 2001. He also qualified as a lay reader and has been serving mainly in his own parish…

03 Sep 1:52 AM 2 Read More...

2013 International Prison Justice Day Activities

The 2013 International Prison Justice Day activities included a presentation under a blue sky in Lafontaine Park by Jean-Claude Bernheim, Lecturer at Laval University and recipient of the 2012 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award. Mr. Bernheim made some interesting points:

Regarding fear and safety in Canada today…

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