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’40 Daily Acts & Peace Quotes’

Open door last week focused on Martin Luther King, whose birthday had just been celebrated. It was a fairly small gathering – only some 25 folks decided to brave the cold –but that did not take away from their enthusiasm.
We started as usual – after introductions- with a spiritual moment –culled…

26 Jan 12:04 PM 0 Read More...

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...

Preserving the Humanity

Popular TV programs that dramatize the criminal justice system tend to conclude episodes with the detectives making dramatic arrests or the prosecutors successfully sending the perpetrators to prison. We are seemingly left with the satisfaction of knowing that the guilty will be justly punished and that this is the end…

28 Dec 7:31 AM 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...

How Bonhoeffer Led Me to MSCM

In my family there are two kinds of readers, those who read fiction, and those who prefer to have ‘just the facts.’ Despite being a scientist, I am definitely one of the fiction people (I always feel I get more than my share of facts at work). Yet this summer…

07 Dec 10:35 PM 0 Read More...