drug policy / HIV

The Vienna Declaration: A Global Call to Action for Science-Based Drug Policy

The following announcement is sent to you by the Canadian Harm Reduction Network http://www.canadianharmreduction.com Please visit our website, check it out and support us by becoming a member. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please circulate widely . . . The Vienna Declaration: A Global Call to Action for Science-Based Drug Policy In lead up to XVIII International AIDS Conference, … Continue reading

ICOPA

Blog from ICOPA XIII Belfast Conference

International Conference On Penal Abolition ICOPA 13 Abolition, Reform and The Politics of Global Incarceration 23 – 25 June 2010 Queen’s University, Belfast Contact: Deaglan Coyle <d.p.coyle@qub.ac.uk> Day 1 at the International Conference on Penal Abolition Wednesday, June 23, 2010 http://tpcp-canada.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-1-at-international-conference-on.html Justin Piché  jpiche@connect.carleton.ca Throughout its history (1983 to present), the International Conference on Penal … Continue reading

Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy

More Evidence That We Spend Ridiculous Amounts of Money on Prison

Tory crime bill to cost extra $618M per year, report finds OTTAWA—A new law that limits the amount of time federal inmates can get for time served in custody before and during their trial will cost the federal government $618 million more per year, says a new report from Parliament’s budget watchdog. That does not … Continue reading

Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy

A Foolhardy Approach to Criminal Justice

from  http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/foolhardy-approach-criminal-justice Harper’s “tough-on-crime” bills costly, counterproductive by Paula Mallea National Office | The Monitor Issue(s): Human rights, Law and legal issues April 1, 2010 The Harper government is reintroducing its proposed “tough-on-crime” laws that were killed when Harper prorogued Parliament in January. These crime bills, if passed, will result in the lengthy incarceration of … Continue reading

Conrad Black / human rights / justice / legislation / prison expansion / prisoners' rights / Stephen Harper

Canada’s Inhumane Prison Plan

Conrad Black’s surprisingly progressive analysis of the Conservative government/Correctional Service of Canada’s inaccurately titled “Roadmap to Strengthening Community Safety, from the National Post on Friday, May 28th. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “This Roadmap–which was released in 2007, and which the Harper government began officially responding to in its budget in 2008, setting out a five-year plan — turns … Continue reading