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Beautiful Weather for MSCM’s Annual Personal Development Day

The sun always shines on MSCM’s annual lakefront Personal Development Day. With the promise of blue sky, 29 degrees and a quiet country setting, dozens of volunteers, inmates and ex-inmates happily gathered for Open Door’s day of reflection and celebration of community. Two tables overflowed with food…

15 Aug 9:59 AM 0 Read More...

Portia: MSCM's Very Own

Portia served as a volunteer with MSCM for several years, very active in Open Door and CoSA as well as contributing to programming on radio CKUT and at Forward House in NDG.  From time to time we have heard of her involvement in social action and service in Cambodia and…

13 Jul 7:19 PM 0 Read More...

Is Privatizing The Prison Chaplaincy System A Bad Idea?

The government’s  move to a privatized chaplaincy system is not boding well with existing chaplains nor the inmates who are able to take advantage of their services. Kate Johnson was a former prison chaplain of the Pittsburgh Institution, a minimum security prison in Kingston, Ontario.

2012 saw the Conservative…

15 Jun 1:16 PM 0 Read More...

Minnesota CoSA Show Benefits

The CoSA model has been around since the 1990s and has seen significant improvements over the past ten to fifteen years. The primary goal of this model is to reduce the rates of recidivism for sex offenders. Offenders of a sexual nature have the highest rates of recidivism compared to…

18 May 12:12 AM 0 Read More...

Missouri Mom Addresses Problems With Sex Offender Registry

Sharie Keil is a simple mom from Missouri whose world was “smashed to the ground” when, back in 1998, her 17 year-old son was charged as a sex offender for unknowingly having sex with a pre-teen girl at a party. This meant that although being a juvenile, he…

16 May 2:00 PM 0 Read More...