The Sou'Wester

In Person Profile: Barry

The Sou’Wester was pleased that Barry agreed to be interviewed for our readers. Barry, who has successfully reintegrated back into the community since 2007. He is working full-time, is a new father and an insightful member of MSCM’s Steering Committee.

Q. Thank you Barry for affording our…

03 Jul 12:33 PM 0 Read More...

Prisons Boss Defends ‘Absences’ for Inmates

Program Sets Stage for Eventual Release

Allowing federal inmates temporary, escorted release is often a critical ‘first step’ in their gradual integration into the community. Canada’s prison boss says— his first public defence of the process for Conservative government has chided as “parole through the back door.”

“By continuing…

01 Jul 5:06 PM 0 Read More...

Ottawa Will Reinstate Some Sex-Offender Program Funding

The federal government has partly reversed a spending cut after being told the cut could expose Canadians, especially children, to greater risk from dangerous sexual offenders.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney asked Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to reconsider cutting off a program called Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). Circles…

14 Jun 11:10 AM 0 Read More...

Prison Chaplaincy Program Gets Facelift

The federal government has awarded a private company a $2 million contract to deliver religious counselling to prisoners, including minority faith services, as part of a system overhaul quietly rolled out over the last six months.

It comes little more than a year after the government came under fire for…

25 Mar 12:02 AM 0 Read More...

Holiday Gifts

It’s nearing the end of a cold November into December and most people are wondering what the holidays will bring for them in terms of gifts from friends and family. However, December is also the time when charity directors buckle down and do what they can to reach out…

25 Nov 11:11 PM 0 Read More...