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Jeff Shantz, Eva Ureta | A very small proportion of criminal justice activity actually deals with stopping or even responding to violence.
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Maximum security cell block in Kingston Penitentiary. Image: Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons
Karly Wilson, Pro Bono | 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.
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Yance Ford promoting his film. Image: Montclair Film/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Yance Ford has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary "Strong Island".
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Over 12.7 million people in the U.S. are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners annually. This crisis deserves a full public hearing, especially during this presidential election year.
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Alyse Kotyk | As the verdict of the Ghomeshi trial was announced, allies continue to stand with survivors of sexual violence through social media and rallies across the country.
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Migrant Matters Radio | Krysta Williams talks about the deliberate overcriminalization process in which the state intervenes in the lives of Indigenous peoples in colonial Canada, touching on reproductive justice issues.
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Migrant Matters Radio | This lecture by Tina Reynolds from WORTH outlines the impact of criminalization on the fastest growing population within the U.S. penal system, in the context of women's health.
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Krystalline Kraus | This is an open letter from Alex Hundert to his supporters before he begins his prison sentence for his G20 related and his Indigenous rights activism.
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Johanna Fernandez, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Heidi Boghosian. Photo courtesy of Johanna Fernandez.
Johanna Fernandez | Heidi Boghosian and I just returned from a very moving visit with Mumia Abu-Jamal. This was Mumia's second contact visit in over 30 years, since his transfer to General Population last Friday, Jan 27.
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Paula Mallea | Stephen Harper will be launching his tough-on-crime agenda today. Our criminal justice system is by no means perfect, but the omnibus crime bill will send us back to a 19th-century punishment model.
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Mitch Podolak, Michael Welch, Ashley Titterton | Alert! Radio #186: Interviews with Jim Stanford on why the world economy is a mess and Ernest Drucker on the U.S. criminal justice system. Headlines, Around the Left in 7 Days and Music is the Weapon.
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Amy Goodman | The death penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal highlights inherent problems with the death penalty and the criminal justice system in the U.S., especially the role played by race.