Canadian prisons

Feb 25, 2016
Photo: flickr/ kentkb

The cost of privatized food in public institutions

Cory Collins
Regina hunger strike highlights the intense politics of private food in public institutions. How does privatization of food affect those who consume and how can we improve the system?
Aug 14, 2014

Prisoners' Justice Day: Justice requires hope

John Hutton
August 10, marked the 40th anniversary of what has come to be known as Prisoners' Justice Day in Canada. This anniversary is a sombre one as we seem to be moving backwards at an ever-inceasing rate.
Apr 28, 2014
Image courtesy of Free Omar Khadr Now Campaign

Omar Khadr and the Charter of Rights

Kathleen Copps
Why is Omar Khadr still in jail? The Free Omar Khadr Now Campaign is calling for a renewed dedication from politicians and a parliamentary initiative in order to end this shameful chapter.
Mar 7, 2014

On the Detention of Trans People

Mercedes Allen
Treatment of trans people (particularly trans women) in detention facilities has come under examination recently. There's a solution, it's just a question of whether there is the will to examine it.
Feb 7, 2014
Photo: flickr/Todd Huffman

Canada needs to adopt a prison harm reduction program

Denise Denning
The success of harm reduction programs internationally and the high rates of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canadian prisons signals the need for the Canadian government to adopt this program in prisons.
Dec 3, 2012

Bored but not broken: So this is it folks...

Mandy Hiscocks
Instead of the approaching winter, I feel the onset of spring -- that excitement about spending more time outside, the plans and hopes of new beginnings. I'm getting ready to leave this place!
Nov 29, 2012

Bored but not broken: Things that shouldn't happen

Mandy Hiscocks
The inquiry into the death of Ashley Smith in a Federal Penitentiary five years ago has been shining a much-needed light on policy and procedure at Correctional Services Canada.
Nov 15, 2012

Bored but not broken: Random musings - September

Mandy Hiscocks
Every right, every small freedom that's taken away, strips us of a little more of our dignity; every one that's granted or restored brings a little of it back.
Aug 23, 2012

Privilege and conflict at the CNCC

Alex Hundert
The Central North Correctional Centre (CNCC) is a prison where it is practically impossible to discern who is in charge. The CNCC is also a prison characterized by the arbitrary abuse of authority.
Jun 10, 2010

The implications of denying prisoners pensions

Dale Jack
"To build policy based on Clifford Olson is the most irrational idea," says head of the John Howard Society, but the media and opposition are afraid to challenge the government on this.

Launch of Mother-Baby Prison Health Guidelines

Dec 10, 2015
Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
2260 Walkley Road
Ottawa , ON
45° 23' 20.3532" N, 75° 36' 59.7636" W
Ontario CA
Learn more about the rights of incarcerated parents to nurse and bond with their babies and participate in the launch of guidelines for the treatment of incarcerated mothers.
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