The Sou'Wester

MSCM Launches Website!

Ever wonder what MSCM is really all about? Are you aware of our multi-dimensional programs and activities?

Do you know MSCM’s guiding principles and where we see our role in the criminal justice system?

MSCM’s Steering Committee is proud to announce the launch of our website answering…

14 Oct 7:50 PM 0 Read More...

Innovative Idea: New York Unveils ‘social-impact’ bond

New York City will try to reduce the recidivism of young male convicts housed on Rikers Island with a four-year program run by non-profits and financed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

The bank will invest $9.6 million through a so-called social-impact bond, meaning it will…

14 Oct 9:23 PM 0 Read More...

Federal Prisoners will be Charged More for Room and Board

Federal inmates will be charged more for ‘room and board’ and telephone services behind bars, and lose incentive pay to work under get-even-tougher- on-offenders changes announced just weeks after the Omnibus Bill C-10 received Royal Assent in March.

Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews called the changes…

14 Oct 9:15 PM 0 Read More...

Statistics Canada Reports Crime Rate Lowest Level in 40 Years!

The rate of crimes reported to Canadian police forces reached its lowest level in 40 years in 2011, Statistics Canada reported at the end of July 2012.

The government agency says there were about two million incidents reported to police last year, about 110,000 fewer than in 2010.

The…

14 Oct 8:12 PM 0 Read More...

Ontario Judge Says Dangerous-Offender Law Flawed

Even though the judge found the law’s presumption that certain serial offenders are dangerous to be a violation of the Charter, he still concluded based on the Crown’s evidence the criminal was a dangerous offender.

A relatively new section of the Criminal Code makes it too easy to…

14 Oct 9:06 PM 0 Read More...