When Collins Bay Institution was opened in 1930 the main construction material used in that period of time was local lime stone, some of it quarried from the surrounding area. The turrets surrounding the towers were all constructed from lime stone blocks and they were incorporated in the towers as cover should the prison come..
Recently the Canadian Press reported : “Court certifies class-action suit alleging rampant illegal strip searches in prisons. While laws currently dictate that strip searches should be limited to instances when an inmate might have had access to drugs or other contraband, the lawsuit alleges they were far more frequent, and regularly occurred when inmates left..
People are outraged at the number of police and civilian killings by cowardly criminals who ambush and kill with firearms that they are not permitted to have in their possession while on bail for previous offences and or convictions. Why does this happen? How can this happen? Why are these murders escalating? Why can no..
Since I left the CSC over 20 years ago I have still been fighting for those on the front lines past and present for better working conditions. Through West Yard I exposed what it was really like to work behind the fences and walls of Canadian prisons. Our workplace induced stress related injuries have gone..
On October 27th 2021 West Yard was published and it amazed me how well it has done with respect to sales and the positive feedback that I have recieved. The main comment on social media and in-person book signings has been that current and former CSC staff from across the country found it “validating”. Many CSC..
Here are some of the “Years of Service Badges” that I write about.
Here are some of the newspaper reports on the Riot in the Gym as written in Part 24 of West Yard.
West Yard is now available at Indigo Chapters and Novel Idea bookstores in Kingston.