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BenchPress – Vol 41-2

Judge Restrains Restraint Policy Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court Judge John Joy recently wrote a decision criticizing the police practice of automatically using leg shackles on prisoners. He stated that the practice of restraining prisoners without first determining if it is justified is humiliating, undermines the presumption of innocence, may amount to civil assault leading […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Looking at Mental Health Courts: Should Alberta Pursue Them?

The case of Donald Kushniruk was a tragedy, and it was a tragedy that could have been avoided with due diligence by the proper authorities. A man with no criminal record who had committed a minor crime, which ultimately led to a sentence of just seven days, spent more than two years in jail waiting […]


Nicole Trach
Nicole Trach is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. She worked as a writer for the summer in the CSJ program, with interests in both legal and mental health topics.

Dr. Austin Mardon
Dr. Austin Mardon is an author, a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and the founder of the non-profit Antarctic Institute of Canada.

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