People's Health Radio looks at the mass incarceration agenda in Canada -- from the "ominous" crime bill, to prison construction and privatization in B.C. to targeting of poor people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Interviews with Caleb Chepesiuk of Canadian Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, Stephanie Seaton, a blogger on prison expansion and privatization and Laura Shaver, an activist with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users on her experience of prison.
Canada's mass incarceration agenda
November 14, 2011