Emily Aspinwall, Stark Raven Media Collective

Podcast
Oct 22, 2008

Meditation Behind Bars

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Sister Elaine MacInnes, an 84-year-old Catholic nun and Zen master, talks about her work with prisoners in the Philippines, England and Canada.
Podcast
Oct 14, 2008

Into the mindset of the jailer and jailed: The Lizard Cage

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Karen Connelly talks about her novel The Lizard Cage and some of the issues it touches upon: imprisonment, Burma, buddhism and maintaining your humanity in the face of brutality and repression.
Podcast
Oct 13, 2008

Harassing Visitors: Drugs Behind Bars & the Ion Scan

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
The Tories are increasing the use of the ion scan that tests visitors for trace amounts of drugs. Notorious for its inaccuracy, it means visitors are often prevented from contact with loved ones.
Podcast
Sep 2, 2008

Books 2 Prisoners

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
A look at role and reality of books behind bars. Focus on the work of Books 2 Prisoners Vancouver, a grassroots group who sends free reading material inside to prisoners.
Podcast
Jul 12, 2008

RFID chips: Are we one step closer to 1984?

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
These little trackable chips are being used more and more, from warehouse inventory, to U.S. passports, to keeping track of animals and even children.
Podcast
Jul 6, 2008

What about poverty? How risk assessments affect girls in jail

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Risk assessment approaches being used to manage prisoners are framed as objective, but in reality these approaches ignore systemic issues such as colonization and further isolate marginalized girls.
Podcast
Jun 23, 2008

Words Without Walls: Writing by Women in Prison

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
A new compilation of writing and art by women in prison shares the stories, creativity and struggles of women living behind bars in Canada.
Podcast
Jun 15, 2008

Welfare Rates and Crime Prevention

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
A recent report looks at the experiences of those on welfare in BC and helps expose the connections between poverty, welfare policies and "crime".
Podcast
May 5, 2008

Music Behind Bars: The Michael Franti Concert

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Interview with Cheri Snook, who helped organize a Michael Franti Concert at Folsom prison. Includes music highlights from the concert.

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