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Cleric Resigns Over Prison Chaplaincy Privatization

Muslim cleric Imam Yasin Dwyer has officially resigned due to the Conservative government’s decision to privatize the Canadian prison chaplaincy program. His major developments included “turning” Canadian terrorists away from violence and into law-abiding citizens. Although this program will see a definite downturn, it is not the only…

30 Oct 10:46 PM 0 Read More...

Where Is Our Criminal Justice System Headed?

More cells, tougher laws, increased security. These are all new implementations underway in the Canadian criminal justice system. Normally this would be indicative of a rise in crime but this is not the case at all.

We are experiencing extremely low rates of crime at the moment, but the costs…

20 Oct 6:11 PM 0 Read More...

Federal Training Centre & Montée St.François Institution

I am grateful to yet have a role as institutional chaplain in two penitentiaries, located in Laval, in spite of significant re-arrangement of their resources by the Correctional Service of Canada.  A part of this change has been the administrative merge of these two institutions which now have a…

08 Oct 11:46 AM 0 Read More...

Community Chaplaincy Partners meet…

Many of us who are supported under the umbrella of Aumônerie Communautaire de Montréal, along with representatives of Aumônerie Communautaire de Québec and Aumônerie Communautaire des Régions met at L’Ermitage in Pierrefonds on 4-5 September to express our hopes for the continuance…

07 Sep 8:50 PM 2 Read More...

Prison Update: Access To Libraries Being Cut

Successful reintegration upon release is greatly helped by higher rates of literacy for inmates. Many, however, are finding it harder and harder to be allowed access to prison libraries, and this is no accident. Several federal prisons are seeing large access cuts to libraries while others are shutting down the…

08 Sep 10:51 AM 0 Read More...