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Class-action suit launched over treatment of mentally ill inmates

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in an Ontario court Friday alleges the federal government fails to provide adequate care to mentally ill prisoners while relying far too heavily on solitary confinement as a way to deal with them.

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21 Jul 4:22 PM 0 Read More...

Screwing Down the Chair

The last time I went to visit a guy in Detention (the “Hole”), the chair I sat in had been freshly screwed into the floor.

I used to enjoy moving my chair off to one side of the upright barrier so that I could sit face to face with the…

10 Jul 12:00 AM 0 Read More...

Obituary - Leonard "Chico" McGee

Leonard McGee – affectionately known by all as “Chico”, passed away early this morning, 4 July 2015 at Notre Dame Hospital after a short illness.

Chico was a longstanding member of MSCM since 2000 – a frequent participant at Open Door every Tuesday, who could be counted upon to contribute his often…

04 Jul 5:40 PM 0 Read More...

Community Building Workshop 2015

The spirit of community richly blessed us over the weekend of 25-26 April as MSCM collaborated with M.E.C. in an 8th Community Building Workshop.  Note the daffodils, welcomed as a sign of much needed Spring but which were named by us as tokens of our solidarity with…

05 May 5:55 PM 0 Read More...

Minding the Monster

A pedophile gets out of prison. What happens next?
ON THE CHILLY, wet morning of November 18, 1994, Dan Haley stood at the rear entrance of Kingston Penitentiary, gazing out over Lake Ontario. Although he’d never done time there, he’d seen his share of cells; with his mullet…

14 Apr 11:23 AM 0 Read More...