Media

MEDIA

June 2018 – Governor General Presents Honors – a MOMS member, Farhat Rehman, receives the Meritorious Service Decoration, well deserved and MOMS is proud of Farhat.

https://www.gg.ca/document. aspx?id=17114&lan=eng

May 2018 – MOMS Op-ed, a message for the next government of Ontario

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/mathias-a-message-to-the-next-government-on-jail-reform

April 2018 – Spratt: Why the new justice reform bill, C-75, is anything but just

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/spratt-why-the-new-justice-reform-bill-c-75-is-anything-but-just

March 2018 – Kingston Prison farms returning with new federal funding

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/kingston-canada-prison-farm-budget-1.4555180

February 2018 – The return of prison farms and tattoos: Why this new watchdog won’t slam the door on Canada’s inmates

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2018/02/04/the-return-of-prison-farms-and-tattoos-why-this-new-watchdog-wont-slam-the-door-on-canadas-inmates.html

January 2018 – Ottawa must revise criminal pardons

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ottawa-must-revise-criminal-pardons/article37762006/

October 2017 – Ontario Jails Can’t Count Their Dead

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-ontarios-jails-cant-even-count-their-dead-review-finds

July 2017 – Progress, but dark clouds still loom over OCDC

http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/07/09/progress-but-dark-clouds-still-loom-over-ocdc

June 2017 – Ottawa jail fixes should be model for Ontario

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-jail-task-force-recommendations-should-be-model-ontario-1.4186314

May 2017 – New jail proposed for Ottawa – MOMS in the news

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-to-get-new-725-bed-jail-province-announces

http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/05/04/mathias-bigger-jail-no-cure-all

February 2017 – A suicide attempt at Ottawa Jail – MOMS in the news

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/man-taken-to-hospital-after-another-suicide-attempt-in-ottawa-jail

February 2017 – Advocating for Health Care Improvements

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/advocates-call-for-health-care-improvements-in-ottawa-jail-1.3966368

February 2017 – Prisoner Miscarriage in Jail Raises Health Care Concerns

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/prisoners-miscarriage-in-jail-cell-raises-questions-about-health-care-critics-say

January 2017 – MOMS in news re: Improved Bail System

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-with-thousands-of-criminal-cases-at-risk-ontario-announces-big-changes-to-bail-system

January 2017 – MOMS in news re: Improvements to OCDC

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/health-care-mental-health-units-among-improvements-at-ottawa-jail-province-says

December 2016 – MOMS in the news re: ION Scanner

http://ipolitics.ca/2016/12/29/youll-just-test-positive-for-everything-the-fight-to-retire-cscs-drug-scanner/

December 2016 – MOMS Representative on CBC (radio & news) regarding the ION Scanner Petition

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-prisons-drugs-ion-scanners-1.3905662

December 2016 – Letter to the Editorial Board regarding suicide at OCDC

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/more-nurses-social-workers-psychologists-to-help-mentally-ill-inmates-province-announces

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-our-jails-still-in-crisis-chris-alexander-and-the-chant

September 2016 – Community Advisory Board recommendations on OCDC too slow

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/jail-improvements-are-too-slow-and-inadequate-advisory-board-says

June 2016 – OCDC Task Force – Report #1

http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/Corrections/OCDCTaskForceReportback.html

May 2015  – MOMS Presentation at Forum

http://smartjustice.ca/2015/04/16/moms/

April 2015 – Plans for MOMS Forum announced

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/forum-planned-to-discuss-problems-plaguing-ottawas-troubled-jail