This show featured two rebroadcasts – one from CFRC Kingston’s Prison Radio about youth detention (full episode at cfrcprisonradio.wordpress.com) and one from WFHB Bloomington’s Kiteline radio about communities directly affected by police and the prison system (full episode at http://wfhb.org/news/kiteline/). We also shared news items and some Montreal specific announcements including one from DESTA’s Justice Program that we share below.
DESTA Black Youth Network, a non-profit organization located in Montreal’s neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, and dedicated to empowering Black youth in the areas of education, health and personal development, and advocacy also offer support to community members of all ages who are in prison or have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Through their Justice Program, DESTA can provide the following services to prisoners:
-Informal counselling over the phone, available by collect call at 514-932-3242;
-Advocacy & referrals with parole officer, halfway house; and
-Community visits at Cowansville Institution
DESTA says that prisoners are welcome to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10-6 for more information. The number for collect calls is 514-932-3242. DESTA says that they forward to hearing from those contacting them about these services.
You can download the entire episode here