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Apology for Edmonton School Bus Driver

Some stories really do demand answers.   I came across this Dash-Cam footage of an Edmonton school bus driver enduring physical abuse from a couple kids on his bus.  414 more words


Infographic: How the prison population has changed

Data illustrates a rapidly changing prison population 

The UK prison population has changed radically over the years. We have put together an infographic showing some of theses changes. 26 more words

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Writing For Well-Being - Freedom From An Emotional Prison

It’s been almost a year since I left my post as writer-in-residence at Polmont Young Offender’s Institution, but recently I keep thinking about prisons and similar places where people are isolated from society and the arts, and this leads me to wonder how my ex-students are getting on. 584 more words

Writing For Well-being

Plans to close Calgary Young Offender Centre put on hold

CALGARY – Plans to close the Calgary Young Offender Centre (CYOC) and the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) office have been put on hold.

The controversial closures were initially… 157 more words


Youth wreaking havoc on north Edmonton vehicle owners: police

EDMONTON – Edmonton police are blaming an extreme increase in vehicle thefts in northeast Edmonton on two young offenders.

The northeast division has experienced 126 per cent more reported vehicle thefts in Feb. 163 more words


Calgary Young Offender Centre sending inmates to Edmonton amid cutbacks

CALGARY – The Alberta government announced plans to pare down the Calgary Young Offender Centre (CYOC) and close the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) office on Wednesday. 359 more words


New mental health rights 'proposed' by minister Norman Lamb

Care Minister Norman Lamb said the changes would put people in charge of their care, and promote community support as an alternative to hospital.

This means a lot – but hand in hand – real resources and funding need to be allocated in the community, to teams and GPs who hopefully work with mental health care professionals to look after neglected physical health –  and very importantly (in my opinion) ensuring full time professionals trained in cognative behavioural therapy are in place consistantly in the community teams, otherwise this initiative will struggle. 194 more words

Mental Health