Alec Karakatsanis tells the real story on crime

January 19, 2023

Post #208 800 words; 4 minutes to read. Summary: US commentator Alec Karakatsanis debunks much media and political propaganda about crime. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political...

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Prisoner experience. David Dorson, Cellies

December 31, 2022

Post #207 1200 words; 5 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. This post is reprinted with permission from Lawyers’ Daily as one of a series on prisoner experience they are publishing. The original link from last May...

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Metamorphosis – The Yves Côté story

December 8, 2022

Post #206 1200 words; 5 minutes to read. Summary: Some highlights from Yves Côté’s book about his life, more than 30 years of which was spent in prison. Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Bella Kiss. Note:  In reviewing this post,...

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No End to Abusive Solitary Confinement

November 30, 2022 |

JHSC Press Release – Abusive Solitary Confinement Three years ago today the legislative changes that the federal government assured us would end abusive solitary confinement took effect.  There was sufficient scope for discretion in those legislative changes that their implementation...

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Lawyers: Crisis in Parole

November 22, 2022

Post #205 1000 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. This post is drawn from an article in June 2022 in Lawyers’ Daily.   Covid disrupted many aspects of prison life, making these places even more difficult...

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Informed Opinion: the CCRA at 30- 2

November 2, 2022

  Post #204 About 1130 words; 6 minutes to read. Audio summary by volunteer Bella Kiss. This post is a response to the CCRA by Iridian Grenada, who has spent many years in Canadian prisons.  His work has appeared on...

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Informed opinion: The CCRA at 30 – 1

October 31, 2022

Post #203 675 words; 3 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Bella Kiss. This week we publish two quite different views on the 30th anniversary of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), the law that governs prisons and...

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