Welcome to the
John Howard Society of Sudbury

John Howard was an 18th century Englishman who dedicated his life to improving prison conditions. John Howard investigated prison conditions throughout England and in 1777 documented everything in a report titled.On the State of Prisons in England and Wales. After the publication of his report the British Parliament legislated against the more obvious evils of the prison system. John Howard died in 1790 and shortly thereafter like minded people continued his work in many areas of England. Over the years organizations based on the ideals of John Howard have begun in countries throughout the world.

The John Howard Society of Sudbury began in 1960 and presently offers a range of services for youth and adults in our community. There are over 70 John Howard Society organizations in Canada today.

We offer a variety of services and are committed to effective, just and humane responses to crime and its causes. We welcome your input. Please contact us with your thoughts and ideas, or if you would like to share experiences you have had with the criminal justice system.


John Howard

John Howard
Society of Sudbury
204 Pine Street
Sudbury Ontario
P3C 1X5

705 673 9576
705 673 1543

e-mail: office@johnhowardsudbury.com