'We support the move by the government to consult.... No one, including ourselves, wants a jail forced on a community.' - Darryl Walker.
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Among the public sector members of the National Union are thousands of women and men who work in Canada’s justice system. These include Youth Corrections Professionals, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Sheriffs, as well as those who work in community-based social services, child protection, youth counsellors and other related social services.
These members of the National Union have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we believe can make an invaluable contribution to the development of public policy and legislation on criminal justice issues.
News on Corrections and Criminal Justice
Explosive tensions exist at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in B.C. where 650 inmates are packed into facilities meant to house a maximum of 300 prisoners.
Dozens of events will be held across the province on Friday (Dec. 3) to fight back against the McGuinty government's plan to scapegoat public sector workers.
The impact on public employees will stretch far beyond the two-year freeze proposed by the province – all for the benefit of already-wealthy corporations.
'Needless to say, this had been a difficult bargaining climate.'
'More than one-third of individuals in custody in Ontario suffer from some sort of mental illness.'
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says rationale for Harper's crime agenda defies 20-year downtrend crime rates.
'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
'We are criminalizing, incarcerating and warehousing the mentally disordered in large and alarming numbers.'
'A message that government negotiators need to discuss members’ concerns, particularly about the issue of overcrowding.'