John Howard Society of Thunder Bay & District
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The John Howard Society of Thunder Bay is dedicated to creating genuinely safer communities and fostering a truly effective criminal justice system. We help people to turn away from a life of crime in a variety of ways and with a suite of programs and activities. You can explore these in detail under the services menu.

Latest JHS Ontario News

The ‘Dickensian hellscape’ of our jails – Canadian Lawyer Mag
May 16, 2016 - Imagine a jail so devoid of humanity that guards stand idly by while a pregnant woman gives birth on the cold concrete floor of her jail cell; a jail so lawless that guards can brutalize inmates and then cover up the abuse with impunity; a jail so overcrowded inmates are forced to sleep in wet shower cells; a jail so short-sighted that people presumed innocent are warehoused without access to any rehabilitative programs; a jail so horrible the inmates are literally driven insane.…Read More
Sudbury to get three new jail guards – Sudbury Star
May 3, 2016 - Sudbury will get three new jail guards and Northern Ontario 24 in total, provincial officials said Monday. In a release, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said training for 24 new correctional officers for institutions across Northern Ontario is now underway in Sudbury.…Read More
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