In this episode, we spoke live with Arlene Gallone, who spend 9 months in solitary confinement in the federal prison for women in Joliette, Quebec. Arlene is leading a class action lawsuit against Correctional Services Canada about their use of solitary confinement. She was joined in the studio by Clara Poissant-Lespérance, her lawyer. If you want to reach Clara for more information about the lawsuit, you can call 438-384-7259 or 1-855-552-2723 or email email@example.com.
We aired a pre-recorded piece by Muti Ajamu-Osagboro who is an advocate for children and teenagers sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, which he was sentenced to as a teenager. He is currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania. In the piece he talks about the organization Juveniles-R-Us and issue facing juveniles sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
We then spoke live on the phone to Kim Pate who used to be the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and has recently been appointed to the Canadian Senate. We spoke about her recent appointment to the Senate and what she plans to do in her new position.
There are news items scattered throughout the show.
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