Author: Vicki Chartrand

Vicki Chartrand is a Mama and Associate Professor at Bishop's University, Québec.

A young Black man was fatally Tasered in his own backyard – now his family is demanding answers | CBC News

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

Fighting for prison abolition across the Prairies: An interview with Free Lands Free Peoples

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

COVID-19 taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows | CBC News

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