Mass incarceration of Indigenous persons, incarceration of people with mental illness, and overuse of solitary confinement are just some of the issues plaguing Canada's prison system today.
The Crown corporation has $5.9 million in stock in the private prisons that hold tens of thousands of detained immigrants in the United States.
A federal court overruled the government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, the U.S. prison strike spreads to Canada, and Doug Ford wages war on the poor.
The historic call to close prisons interconnects with movement demands against racism, colonialism and corporate power.
As 2017 draws to a close, some words of wisdom in difficult times from a trio of seasoned activists -- Chris Hedges, Angela Davis and Gerry Caplan.
Thousands of prisoners will be moved out of solitary confinement in California, thanks to a landmark legal settlement announced this week.
International human rights groups say extended solitary confinement amounts to torture. Yet there are as many as 1800 people in solitary confinement in federal or provincial prisons.
An interview with Tammy, who is helping to organize the International Week for Anarchist Prisoners from August 23 to 30 with events being held at "The Tower" social space in Hamilton, Ontario.
Solitary confinement is torture, and it is used routinely in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities across the United States.
Canadian born Deepan Budlakoti has faced targeting by Harper's racist government for deportation to India, a country where he has never lived and does not hold citizenship.