Not only does the cruel punishment persist when it’s theoretically illegal, its use inflicts exceptional harm on the over 6,000 women currently in Canada’s prisons.
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.”
A group of federally incarcerated Black prisoners have written the following statement. It was read to El Jones, and has been slightly edited for length and clarity. We have been watching the Black Lives Matters protests and the conversations about police violence. We have been taking part in our own conversations with prisoners of all […]
In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men.