When Tank Standing Buffalo created RKLSS, he thought he’d post it on Instagram, get a couple of likes and move on. Instead, it premiered at TIFF this week.
Source: Tank Standing Buffalo explores incarceration, isolation in TIFF animated short | CBC Radio
The documents are slightly different drafts of the same annual threat assessment, which is not yet published.
Source: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat – POLITICO
Pregnant women in Ontario jails are getting prenatal care that falls far short of international standards, says a new study from McMaster University.
Source: Pregnant inmates are getting prenatal care far below health standards, study shows | CBC News
More than 460 Canadians have been killed or died while being subdued by police between 2000 and 2017
Source: Deadly force | CBC News
If we truly want to effect change that could stop police killings of Black people, we need to have this conversation.
Source: Defunding The Police Will Save Black And Indigenous Lives In Canada | HuffPost Canada
A spokesperson for the Indigenous Joint Action Coalition said prisons are part of a colonial legacy of oppression and should be replaced.
Source: Saskatoon advocate calls for prisons to be abolished | Globalnews.ca
For months, Clive Mensah’s family has watched with a knowing horror as the stories of George Floyd and so many others have made headlines. All the while Mensah’s story has remained untold — until now.
Source: A young Black man was fatally Tasered in his own backyard – now his family is demanding answers | CBC News
Ontario has announced 500 million dollars for new jail infrastructure. How could you and your community use this money differently? Tell us! #500possibilities
Source: 500 Possibilities | CPEP
Canadian Dimension spoke with Karrie Auger, an amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) organizer with Free Lands Free Peoples and its Prairie Province Prisoner Support Fund, an emergency fund that has raised over $23,000 to distribute to “recently released prisoners, those still inside, and the families of people still incarcerated in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.”
Source: Fighting for prison abolition across the Prairies: An interview with Free Lands Free Peoples organizer Karrie Auger – Canadian Dimension
A preliminary analysis by CBC News suggests that, despite prevention measures such as releasing thousands of low-risk offenders, infection rates are still five times higher in provincial jails and up to nine times higher in federal facilities than in the general population.
Source: COVID-19 taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows | CBC News