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Corrections reform report draws cautious optimism from lawyers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 9:31 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The final report from Ontario’s independent corrections adviser, released Oct. 3, includes 62 recommendations to improve the prison system with human rights being the primary theme.

Breese Davies, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights“There will not be a ‘mission accomplished’ moment after which we can say the job is done. Ensuring fair, safe and humane corrections requires commitment every day,” wrote Howard Sapers, the independent adviser, in his report.

Sapers’ recommendations address issues he found in Ontario’s prisons, which include: strip searches, the over- representation of...