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Baskets of corn. Photo: Rebecca Siegel
Lois Ross | Next week's federal budget provides an opportunity to reinstate prison farms and improve food security
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Kathleen O'Hara | Even Newt Gingrich is beginning to think that freely incarcerating Americans isn't so much tough on crime as it is wasteful of funds and a failure in rehabilitation. And Canada?
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Civil disobedience is centre stage now as the closure of the federal prison farm program, 100 years after it was established, is going ahead.  Arrests in Kingston, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Photo: Margaret Hughes
Kathleen O'Hara | Civil disobedience is centre stage now as the closure of the federal prison farm program, 100 years after it was established, is going ahead.
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Lorraine Chisholm | Farms have operated in Canadian prisons for more than 100 years. The farms provide meaningful work experience for inmates and contribute to local food sustainability. But they are all slated to close.
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Kathleen O'Hara | Citizens in Kingston, Ont., are signing up to put their bodies on the line to blockade any trucks that will dismantle this rehabilitation program now being attacked by the Harper government.
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Margaret Atwood signs books at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Nov. 2009. Photo: veesees/Flickr
Margaret Atwood | Two protests, seemingly miles apart, were about the kind of country we want to live in.