The Sou'Wester

Human Respect for Inmates

Guards Lack “understanding”

Canada’s prison guards are essentially being left to their own devices when it comes to treating inmates with basic human respect, according to an internal survey report obtained by The Canadian Press.

The “ethical climate survey” of Correctional Service Canada staff included a question about “treating…

18 Jul 9:45 AM 0 Read More...

In Person Profile: Peter Huish

The Sou’Wester was pleased to sit down with Peter Huish, Community Chaplain and Founder of MSCM, to discuss recent events within our community.

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Thank you Peter. Last Fall we learned that all Federal part-time prison chaplains’ contracts which terminated on 31 March 2013 would not be renewed…

16 Jul 9:00 AM 2 Read More...

Prison System Neglects Aboriginals

Dramatic Rise In Number of Jailed Indigenous People

Canada’s prison system continues to fail indigenous people, according to a scathing new report from the country’s prison watchdog.

The number of aboriginal people behind bars has increased 43% in the past 5 years, correctional investigator Howard Sapers said.

His…

14 Jul 3:18 PM 1 Read More...

Mike Curtis

We were saddened to learn that Mike died on Sunday evening, 12 May, at home.

Mike joined MSCM some 10 years ago when he approached us having learned about our work with CoSA from a friend.

He was our first part-time administrator back in 2003 and soon took over…

14 May 3:11 AM 0 Read More...

MSCM Speaks to John Abbott College

On March 28, two members of MSCM, Laura and Jeri, spoke to a Community Resources class at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The class has hosted guest speakers from MSCM`s community partners such as Dans La Rue and Projet Compassion.

The talk focused on the programmes…

28 Mar 5:04 PM 0 Read More...