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MEDIA

December 2018 More on the tragic inquest….

https://thevalleygazette.ca/jail-no-place-for-the-mentally-ill-inquest-hears/

December 2018 Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) Ottawa participated in the inquest for the tragic and unnecessary death.

Jury delivers sweeping recommendations to prevent jail suicides

November 2018  Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) Ottawa is among the parties approved to participate in the inquest into a “tragic and unnecessary” death. 

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/inquest-monday-into-hanging-death-of-mentally-ill-prisoner 

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