Tag Archive: prison conditions

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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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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Ion scanners and family visits

July 7, 2022

Post #195 900 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey Maintaining links with family is vitally important in any effort to rehabilitate prisoners.  Yet visiting someone in prison is a daunting experience.  Visitors to a federal...

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Life in prison as told by prisoners: Penalpress.com

June 13, 2022

Post #193 800 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey. Prisons remain an unknown for most Canadians.  We have very little idea of what goes on in these institutions.  The series of posts on this blog...

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Prison Experience. David Dorson – Meet the Lifers

March 2, 2022

Post #187 1200 words; 5 minutes to read This post is reprinted with permission from Lawyers’ Daily as one of a series on prisoner experience they are publishing. The original link is:  Prison, a view from inside: Meet the lifers...

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Op Ed – Health care in prisons

December 10, 2021 |

The following op-ed by John Howard articling fellow Leandra Keren appeared in the Toronto Star on Nov 30, 2021   When your jailor oversees your healthcare, neglect and torture inevitably ensue When an individual serves a federal prison sentence in...

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Prisoner experience 9 – Visits (part 2)

December 10, 2021 |

Post #182 980 words; 4 minutes to read This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. This first part of this post of a prisoner’s experience with visits  was published on November 30.  That post also references earlier posts in...

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