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MSCM responds to Canada’s Ombudsman for Federal Inmates

A Globe and Mail article reporting on a speech by Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator for CSC, makes interesting reading spotlighting as it does, some effects of the Harper Government’s “tough-on-crime” agenda.

Read Article: Federal prisons more crowded, violent under Tories, ombudsman says

In the article, Peter…

08 Dec 5:43 PM 0 Read More...

Nelson Mandela: One of Earth's Great Sons

The world lost a great man yesterday with the passing of Nelson Mandela.  For the MSCM community his life was of special significance echoing as it did the years of imprisonment and hardship that some of our members experience, but also the hope that he brought to so many millions…

06 Dec 10:12 AM 0 Read More...

Movie Night - The Whale Rider

Movie night stirred emotions as MSCM participants enjoyed ‘The Whale Rider’ with its deeply moving message about family and community links – youth and age, as well as the importance of the natural world in the lives of mankind. Courage and empathy were not in short supply and the heroine of…

02 Dec 2:32 PM 0 Read More...

Inmate Pay Cut Strikes Sweep Across Canada

Following a recent pay cut to inmates in federal prisons, strike are being held across Canada because of worries regarding less compensation to families and inmates’ education. Money has been disappearing from the hands of prisoners ever since the Deficit Reduction Action Plan was put into effect by the federal…

29 Nov 1:15 PM 1 Read More...

Prison System Must Address Diversity

It may not come as much of a surprise when statistics come out every year regarding the amount of racial minorities (or “non-Caucasians”) currently serving time in prisons when compared to Caucasian people. A related but relatively new concern highlighted in the annual report by the Correctional Investigator of…

28 Nov 4:28 PM 0 Read More...