Press Releases

June 14, 2017 – John Howard Society keeps key services despite funding cuts

March 8, 2017 – Laying fewer charges will help reduce overcrowding

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Commentary from John Howard Society of Manitoba in Winnipeg Free Press, March 8, 2017

Manitoba has a higher proportion of adults in custody than any other province.

We lock up people more frequently than Saskatchewan by 17 per cent and three-and-a-half times more frequently than B.C., according to a Statistics Canada report from last week.

Overcrowding in prisons — and especially remand centres — is a growing and serious problem. … Read the entire article here. (See the Winnipeg Free Press here)

February 17, 2017 – Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are a Problem

Winnipeg Free Press, letter to the editor, February 17, 2017

Winnipeg Free Press, letter to the editor, February 17, 2017

 

See the Winnipeg Free Press here.

January 17, 2017 – Grand Opening for the “We Fit You Closet”

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December 7, 2016 – 4 documents encourage response to survey on pardons, deadline extended to December 16, 2016

1. JHS Canada encouragement to respond to government survey

2. JHS Canada response to Public Safety survey

3. CBC article, “Pardon system’s harsher rules block ex-criminals from jobs, housing”

4. Sample letter to minister regarding changes to the Criminal Records Act

November 21, 2016 – Announcement of Restorative Justice Event, Nov. 24, 2016

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August 8, 2013 – Segregation story only a quarter of the story

 

March 8, 2013 – Federal and Provincial Governments Failing Aboriginal Communities

 

March 8, 2013 – Assembly of MB Chiefs Respond to Special Report on Aboriginal Corrections

 

November 8, 2012 – New mandatory drug sentences taking effect

 

November 2, 2011 – Promise to fix crime in Winnipeg comes up empty

 

October 18, 2011 – Federal Government to throw millions of Canadians under the Omnibus

 

September 29, 2012 – Pardon costs increase

 

 

The following are press releases from our national office:

 

July 18th, 2012 – The True Cost of “Tough on Crime”

 

September 16, 2011 – The Omnibus Crime Bill

 

April 15, 2011 – Criminal Justice Issues and the 2011 Election Campaign

 

January 13, 2011 – Where Does the Law and Order Agenda Take Us?

 

December 15, 2010 – JHS Canada Response to the Report on Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Federal Correctional System