canadian prisons

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden, Alta., Thursday, March 19, 2020. Government medical professionals say Canada's jails and prisons don't meet with physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19 and they want as many inmates as possible to be released. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

The pandemic has offered a look at prison reform possibilities

Our Editorial: A quarter of all adult inmates in provincial prisons have been released since March and there’s been no noticeable crime uptick in said provinces. So, why not adopt these policies permanently?
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Why Canada’s bail system creates more crimes than it prevents

A troubling new report from the John Howard Society
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Osoyoos Indian Band wins bid for first provincial jail on reserve land

Chief wants more jobs training for Aboriginal inmates
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What’s the agenda behind the Tory prison budget boost?

Prison ombudsman Howard Sapers makes sense of the proposed influx of money