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 has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary "Strong Island".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mumia Abu-Jamal's second contact visit in over 30 years, since his transfer to General Population on Jan 27.
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.
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.