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HAT Forum: Sat. January 29, OISE 11am "Mental Illnes and Criminal Justice"

HAT FORUM, Sat. January 29, 2011
LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street W, Room 2-198
TOPIC: MENTAL ILLNESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Facilitator: Bill Kennedy

Canada’s prisons are overburdened with mentally ill inmates, but Ottawa’s millions
are going toward new cellblocks - not the care that’s so badly needed. -- Kirk Makin, Globe and Mail, Sat. Jan 22 Focus 1

The headline on page 1 says: 'To heal and protect.'
To heal whom? Only 'the thousands of mentally ill people flooding Canada’s prisons?' (13,300 inmates in federal penitentiaries; nearly 35% have a mental impairment requiring treatment)

Getting tough on crime could 'bloat the system with 4,500 new inmates by 2014' opined Suzanne Leclerc, a Corrections Canada spokesperson.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.