‘Too many people are in jail that shouldn’t be’

by Brendan Burke - March 12, 2018

To overturn the criminal justice system’s ongoing punishment of mentally ill offenders, reform – both inside and outside of the courtroom – is needed, a Yellowknife-based lawyer says. “We continue to criminalize mental health issues,” Paul Falvo, a criminal defence lawyer who has represented clients throughout the territory and Nunavut, wrote in an email. “It…

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