prisoners

Podcast
May 13, 2013

Guantanamo hunger strike garners widespread support

Redeye
The vast majority of prisoners in Guatanamo are now on hunger strike in protest against their continued detention without charge or trial. Some have been on hunger strike for three months.
Blog
May 5, 2012

Bored but not broken: Happy May Day!

Mandy Hiscocks
I've been excited for May Day for weeks now, which is funny because I won't be able to go to any marches or actions or events this year.
Blog
May 5, 2012

Bored but not broken: A series of unfortunate events

Mandy Hiscocks
The past few days have been the worst yet. Since I got here, I've been putting a lot of effort into a few specific things. And now, one by one, they have all been dealt some pretty serious blows.
Blog
Apr 16, 2012

Lebanon's Khiam prison now open

Eva Bartlett
Eva Bartlett journeys to a number of Lebanon's significant sites of resistance and victory over the Zionist occupation of Lebanon, including a former prison known for its torturing of prisoners.
Blog
Feb 27, 2012

Bored but not broken: 'What did you do at school today?'

Mandy Hiscocks
It seems like an appropriate time to talk about how the state uses the criminal justice system and the prison-industrial complex to rip apart families in poor, marginalized and targeted communities.
Blog
Feb 15, 2012

Bored but not broken: Home, home on the range

Mandy Hiscocks
I've been here almost four weeks now and I've got the routine down. So now it's time for me to answer the question I get asked the most by folks on the outside: "So what do you do all day?"
Blog
Nov 8, 2011

Omnibus crime bill is rule by angry old uncle

Brian Topp
An amendment in the Conservative government's omnibus crime legislation would eliminate the principle that prison guards must use the "least restrictive measures" required to control inmates.
Podcast
Oct 18, 2010

Prisoner writings as literature

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
UBC Professor Deena Rymhs talks about her upcoming book "Cell Block Country: Prison Literature in Canada." It looks at the contribution writings by prisoners have made to Canada's literary world.

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