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Catching Stones | July 13, 2017
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The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:5

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Limit on Solitary Confinement

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.

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Advocacy Works: Breaking the Chains

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Embedding Restorative Practices in Community

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2017 National Restorative Justice Symposium

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“Why I changed my mind about Omar Khadr.”

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.

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