Stark Raven: Prison Justice

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Dec 2, 2008

Woman sues over medical neglect in BC jail

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Christine tells her story of how she almost died after not receiving proper medical treatment from the privatized health services at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge, BC.
Podcast
Dec 1, 2008

Learning Behind Bars

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After cutting succcessful post-secondary programs and putting resources into risk management, the state of education in Canadian prisons gets a failing grade.
Podcast
Oct 29, 2008

Mother and Baby Prison Program Cancelled

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A former prisoner reacts to BC Corrections' decision to cancel the mother and baby program at a jail for women.
Podcast
Oct 22, 2008

Meditation Behind Bars

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Sister Elaine MacInnes, an 84-year-old Catholic nun and Zen master, talks about her work with prisoners in the Philippines, England and Canada.
Podcast
Oct 14, 2008

Into the mindset of the jailer and jailed: The Lizard Cage

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Karen Connelly talks about her novel The Lizard Cage and some of the issues it touches upon: imprisonment, Burma, buddhism and maintaining your humanity in the face of brutality and repression.
Podcast
Oct 13, 2008

Harassing Visitors: Drugs Behind Bars & the Ion Scan

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The Tories are increasing the use of the ion scan that tests visitors for trace amounts of drugs. Notorious for its inaccuracy, it means visitors are often prevented from contact with loved ones.
Podcast
Sep 2, 2008

Books 2 Prisoners

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A look at role and reality of books behind bars. Focus on the work of Books 2 Prisoners Vancouver, a grassroots group who sends free reading material inside to prisoners.
Podcast
Aug 26, 2008

'Joe Convict' from Segregation

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"Joe Convict", a prisoner who has been in segregation for several months in an Ontario prison, talks of his struggle with the prison authorities and his fight for human rights behind bars.
Podcast
Aug 19, 2008

Native Spiritual Healing Behind Bars

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Marcel Gagnon, Aboriginal singer and songwriter, talks about the sweats he leads inside a Northern BC Jail and the role they play in the lives of those who participate.
Podcast
Jul 12, 2008

RFID chips: Are we one step closer to 1984?

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These little trackable chips are being used more and more, from warehouse inventory, to U.S. passports, to keeping track of animals and even children.
Podcast
Jul 6, 2008

What about poverty? How risk assessments affect girls in jail

Stark Raven: Prison Justice
Risk assessment approaches being used to manage prisoners are framed as objective, but in reality these approaches ignore systemic issues such as colonization and further isolate marginalized girls.
Podcast
Jun 28, 2008

Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance

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<a href="http://www.womenandprison.org/index.html" target="_blank">A new website</a> brings together stories of incarcerated women, challenging mainstream notions of justice, crime and punishment.
Podcast
Jun 23, 2008

Words Without Walls: Writing by Women in Prison

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A new compilation of writing and art by women in prison shares the stories, creativity and struggles of women living behind bars in Canada.
Podcast
Jun 15, 2008

Welfare Rates and Crime Prevention

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A recent report looks at the experiences of those on welfare in BC and helps expose the connections between poverty, welfare policies and "crime".
Podcast
May 5, 2008

Music Behind Bars: The Michael Franti Concert

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Interview with Cheri Snook, who helped organize a Michael Franti Concert at Folsom prison. Includes music highlights from the concert.
Podcast
May 4, 2008

Music Behind Bars: Faith Nolan

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Musician and activist Faith Nolan talks about the music therapy work she does with women in prison.
Podcast
Apr 11, 2008

Criminalization of Sex Work

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Vancouver lawyer Elin Sigurdson is trying to change Canada's prostitution laws to make it safer for women in the sex trade.
Podcast
Mar 29, 2008

Mothers and Babies In Prison

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Two women talk about their experiences as mothers behind bars, and the importance of mother-baby programs on the inside.
Podcast
Mar 28, 2008

Aboriginal Transformative Justice

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The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Society talks about their work and philosophy in providing community-based alternatives to the mainstream criminal justice system.

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