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Operative Words

Behind the campaign curtain

Snuffed Torch

Can the Olympic myth survive?

Lax Americana

What happens if Donald Trump returns to the White House?

Kirk Makin

Kirk Makin covered The Globe and Mail’s justice beat for 30 years. Having retired in 2013, he teaches and does freelance legal writing.

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Penned In

Former inmates tell grim but all-too-credible stories September 2014
In an entirely unexpected exception to its locked-door approach to the outside world, Correctional Services Canada agreed in the late 1980s to let a newspaper reporter wander around a protective custody cellblock at Kingston Penitentiary. Not just any protective custody range, but a virtual murderer’s row known as H Block, home to almost two dozen of the country’s worst villains—killers such as Clifford…