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A collection of appearances by John Howard Society of Alberta representatives, to participate in discussions on various topics.

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: First Nations Overrepresentation in Prisons

Posted on November 4th, 2014

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: First Nations overrepresentation in prisons from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. Original Air Date: Monday, November 03, 2014 Reposted with permission from Alberta Primetime. Description from their website: “Alberta’s been flagged by The Fraser Institute as a place where First Nations people are severely…

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John Howard on Alberta Primetime: Mental Health in Prisons

Posted on August 11th, 2014

Video courtesy Alberta Primetime. Their description: “Reports of suicides and solitary confinement of the mentally ill inmates in federal prisons is raising concerns over how inmates with mental health issues are treated in our correctional centres. How prevalent are mental illnesses in Alberta jails, and what services are available to…

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Chris Hay at Creative Alberta

Posted on August 8th, 2012

Chris Hay at Creative Alberta from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay speaks at the 2012 Creative Alberta conference, on the need to bring creativity to the criminal justice system. (Video courtesy Creative Alberta, posted with permission.)  

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TV for Alberta Inmates

Posted on April 2nd, 2012

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: TV for Alberta Inmates from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. Original Air Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Posted with the permission of ACCESS Television Network and Alberta Prime Time. From their website: “The Bowden Prison is putting out a request for proposal for…

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Closing Liquor Stores Early to Prevent Crime in Alberta

Posted on November 3rd, 2011

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. From the website: “Edmonton has now broken its record for homicides in a single year, and as that murder rate continues to balloon, police suggest closing liquor stores at midnight in certain neighbourhoods…

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Should Alberta Have a Mental Health Court?

Posted on September 12th, 2011

Original air date: August 8, 2011. Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. “Mental health courts have the power to order treatment in cases where mental health issues are the likely cause of criminal behavior and they already operate in provinces like Ontario and B.C. “Some say…

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Crowded Alberta Prisons

Posted on July 29th, 2011

May 26, 2011– John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay appeared with retired criminologist Keith Spencer on ACCESS Television’s public affairs program “Alberta Primetime” to discuss crowding in Alberta’s prisons. The video is in two parts.(Our thanks to ACCESS Television and Alberta Primetime for permission to post these…

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Police Community Relations

Posted on July 28th, 2011

Broadcast June 28, 2011. Clip courtesy ACCESS Television. From their site: “The murders of young Somali men in Alberta are a community tragedy and a public safety concern. Most remain unsolved, and tense frustration among Somalis and authorities is running high. Somali leaders say they are working on solutions within…

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