88 - Women Behind Bars

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When we received the proposal for this week's podcast, I was struck by the fact that it is an issue we so rarely discuss.

But prison - and the prison system - are as ubiquitous in Canada as any other country, including the United States.

It is odd, then, that we don't discuss their operation and the life within them more.

Even more lacking is discussion of the situation for women behind bars. While prison is meant to be a form of punishment, we've agreed as a society that those incarcerated are still allotted the necessities of life.

In her exploration of the Canadian women's prison system, though, Britt Wray discovers that much is lacking.

Special thanks to the Elizabeth Fry institute of Canada for providing us with much of the information used in this week's episode.

Featured music in this podcast:
Christophe E. - enlightenment
Christoph E. - 8:45 on a rainy Sunday
Christophe E. - tears
Pourquoi me reveiller - bloody hours of nasty torture

 

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