Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are calling for immediate police reform after three members of a small Vancouver Island First Nation have been shot by police in less than a year.
Source: B.C. Indigenous leaders call for reform after 3rd member of Vancouver Island First Nation shot by police | CTV News
When substance use is misleadingly linked to criminality by legal teams, it underlines the bias against addiction – and helps perpetuate racism.
Source: Conflating drug use and criminality is reinforcing racism in the courts
“Until we get to the bottom of who knew what when, we have not concluded this study,” warned NDP MP Randall Garrison.
Source: Liberals shut down probe into sexual misconduct in Canadian military – National | Globalnews.ca
Researcher’s early-career findings were controversial but ultimately gained wider acceptance.
Source: Suzanne Simard overcame adversity to unlock the secret world of trees | University Affairs
The closer you look at Canada’s prisons, the more the absurdity of the practise becomes obvious. #abolition
Source: Houses of hate: How Canada’s prison system is broken – Macleans.ca
People incarcerated across the world are being “disproportionately affected” by the COVID-19 pandemic according to a UN expert on prison reform.
Source: Impact of COVID-19 ‘heavily felt’ by prisoners globally: UN expert | | UN News
The chief of Sagkeeng First Nation is speaking out after the second death in custody of a member of that community within a month.
Source: Sagkeeng First Nation chief concerned about latest correctional centre death | CTV News