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What happened to Prisoner Justice Day?

What happened to Prisoner Justice Day? is a podcast mini series about the history of prisons in canada focusing on differences in the prison system in the 1960s-1980s versus today. The podcast features interviews with former and current prisoners, as well as supporters on the outside; the miniseries is all …

Treatment of Inuit in Quebec jails called ‘unacceptable’ by ombudsman (repost)

Quebec’s ombudsman has released a scathing report on the treatment of Inuit in the provincial justice system. She says the detention conditions are “below current standards” and infringe on the constitutional right to human dignity. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Treatment of Inuit in …

“diversity of the offender population”

The most visible change during my tenure as Correctional Investigator has been the growth in the overall size, complexity and diversity of the offender population. It is not a new observation that some of Canada’s minority, vulnerable or disadvantaged groups are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system. These trends …