Tag Archive: prison conditions

Indigenized prison programs: A human right, but not a solution

May 8, 2023

Post #217 950 words; 4 minutes to read.   By Justin Tetrault, University of Alberta.   Summary: Access to appropriate programs for Indigenous prisoners in Canada is inadequate even though these important programs will not resolve the issues related to over-representation...

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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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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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