Swathi Sekhar speaks about the newly opened Toronto Chapter of the Prisoner Correspondence Project. The PCP coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, gender variant, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer prisoners in Canada and the United States, linking these prisoners with people who are a part of these same communities outside of prison.
Dawn Moore, associate professor of criminology at Carleton University, speaks about the case of prisoner Julia Bilotta who was forced to give a breech birth, while 8 months pregnant and being held in segregation, and the subsequent protests that took place after this life-threatening ordeal became public knowledge.
A couple of short clips on the issue of Aging in Prison from the late, Liz Elliot PhD, who was one of the speakers at the Simon Fraser University Forum on Justice Policy that took place in Vancouver, on March 29, 2011. Liz Elliot was also the Co-Director of the Centre of Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University.
An update by prisoner Peter Collins on what has been happening in his case since the Human Rights hearing. Peter shares with us some of the ensuing discrimination that he has faced by CSC staff, including censorship. He also comments on the ongoing inquest into the death of Ashley Smith.
Aiyannas, an organizer of the Right to Exist, Right to Resist conference in Toronto, explains why this conference will be covering issues of Mass Incarceration and the Detainment of people as well as state repression against the homeless and other marginalized people.
Brian McDonough one of the organizers of Restorative Justice Week, explains what is restorative justice and speaks on some of activities planned.
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