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Health, Indigenous

Study reveals high rates of Indigenous Canadians in prison is a real health crisis

Indigenous people are incarcerated at much higher rate than the rest of the population in Canada, that is a fact. But a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the »

Economy, Politics, Society

Psst.. wanna buy a jail? Only $1.

Well, it’s true. The old Windsor Ontario jail is for sale, and the price is just $1. Not only do you get the jail, but the administration building and a parking lot. If you’re interested you have until November 23 »


Non-fiction: 30 years as a prison guard

“Down Inside”: A career in Canada’s federal prisons Suicides, violent beatings, horrific murders,  guards who cared, guards who didn’t, bureaucratic indifference, political meddling, Robert Clark saw all of that and much more. Robet Clarks intimate look at his long career »

Health, Politics, Society

Solitary confinement struck down as unconstitutional

A long legal effort to change rules on solitary confinement of prisoners has won a substantial victory. The non-profit civil liberties and constitutional rights organisation, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)  has been fighting the battle to end the practice »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian pro-Daesh teenager sentenced

A teenager in Brandon Manitoba has been sentenced to time served and two years probation for online counseling of terrorism. The teen’s name can’t be mentioned as he was 16-years-old at the time and so considered a minor. He was »

Health, Politics, Society

Calls for an end to solitary confinement in prisons

This time last year the Commissioner for the Correctional Service of Canada was to submit a report to the Public Safety Minister on revisions to solitary confinement. This came as a result of a young woman, Ashley Smith, who committed »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Man goes to jail over cat that’s not his.

When the law defies reason. Several years ago a Canadian short animated film won a Canadian Genie award and was also nominated for an Oscar. It was entitled, “The cat came back”. (see below) Well that’s the case for a »