The Canadian government is moving toward a 15-day limit on solitary confinement in federal prisons. Under a new bill tabled in the House of Commons Monday, Correctional Service Canada will have an 18-month transition period, during which time the cap will be set at 21 days.
Megan Van Kooten shared on the Do Justice blog how she learned to view advocacy as a spiritual discipline while attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C., to learn about criminal justice reform. Read her reflections.
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections is cohosting the 2017 National Restorative Justice Symposium that’s happening in Ottawa, Ont., this fall. Mark your calendars for Nov. 19-21! This year’s theme is “Global Innovation, Local (R)evolution.” You won't want to miss it.
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Omar Khadr, who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, received an apology and settlement from the Canadian Government after a court ruling said his rights were abused. Scott Gilmore reflects on the practice of scapegoating and how he came to change his mind about Mr. Khadr.