As Crime Rates Fall

Justice Spending Up

The Harper government said it makes ‘no apologies’ for getting tough on crime following the release of a watchdog report that showed criminal justice spending climbing over the last decade, even as the crime rate fell.

The spending increases are most evident after 2006 when the Conservatives…

22 Jul 9:54 AM 0 Read More...

Human Respect for Inmates

Guards Lack “understanding”

Canada’s prison guards are essentially being left to their own devices when it comes to treating inmates with basic human respect, according to an internal survey report obtained by The Canadian Press.

The “ethical climate survey” of Correctional Service Canada staff included a question about “treating…

18 Jul 9:45 AM 0 Read More...

In Person Profile: Peter Huish

The Sou’Wester was pleased to sit down with Peter Huish, Community Chaplain and Founder of MSCM, to discuss recent events within our community.

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Thank you Peter. Last Fall we learned that all Federal part-time prison chaplains’ contracts which terminated on 31 March 2013 would not be renewed…

16 Jul 9:00 AM 2 Read More...

Prison System Neglects Aboriginals

Dramatic Rise In Number of Jailed Indigenous People

Canada’s prison system continues to fail indigenous people, according to a scathing new report from the country’s prison watchdog.

The number of aboriginal people behind bars has increased 43% in the past 5 years, correctional investigator Howard Sapers said.

His…

14 Jul 3:18 PM 1 Read More...

Pedophilia – An Art Show – and an Offense Committed

I can only imagine what my friend Dan Haley will do when he hears what happened in Brighton.  He will blow a gasket.  I hope his blood pressure is not high the day he hears about this one. My reaction was a wee bit different when I was told what…

02 Jun 7:44 PM 0 Read More...