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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Stark Raven Radio: A Closer Look at Prisons & the Psychiatric Survivor Movement
Mon Sept 1st, 2014. 7-8 pm PRISON JUSTICE DAY RALLY HIGHLIGHTS
First Monday of each month, 7-8pm.
CFRC 101.9fm, Kingston, Ontario's campus-community radio station, is organizing special programming for PJD on Sunday August 10 from 11am - 6pm. The broadcast will include music requests, shout-outs, and messages from prisoners and their loved ones.
International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA)
held on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa at the University of Ottawa, June 2014.
More info: www.actionicopa.org
Making prison mother baby units work in Canada
Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education supports the rights of an infant to stay with their mother in prison. Check out their website and find out more about the reinstatement of the Mother and Baby Program in BC Prisons
Library program for women at Edmonton Institution for Women
Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) Women's Prison and Reintegration Committee runs book clubs and book exchanges for prisoners at the Edmonton Institution for Women (EIFW) through Edmonton Public Library.
Prisoner's Strike In Winnipeg seeks your support and donation
Federal prisoners in Manitoba walked off their jobs in early October joining their counterparts across the country. They have been refusing to work or report to program assignments, coming out of their cells only to shower every other day. Prisoners Strike Support Network in Winnipeg, Manitoba has started a strike fund for the prisoners at Stony Mountain (Federal Prison) to encourage those on the inside and to send them funds to cover essential expenses while they are away from work.
Find more info and donate at: indeigogo.com
Support immigration detainees on hunger strike for better conditions
Lindsay, Ontario, October 2013
More info: endimmigrationdetention.wordpress.com
Ottawa-based collective of academics and students with a mandate to promote prisoners’ and former prisoners’ access to information and resources and act as a voice in the community for prisoners. More info on our Prisoner Resource page.
Support the Claire Culhane In Memory Fund
Claire Culhane was a passionate prison abolitionist who worked tirelessly in support of prisoners.
After she died in 1996, ex-prisoners, friends and family set up a commemorative bench for her at John Hendry Park (Trout Lake) in East Vancouver.
In order to support the maintenance of the bench the In Memory Fund is seeking donations.
Donations can be made with the Vancouver Park Board [contact: 604-257-8513, donations (at)vancouver.ca]:
**online at donate.vancouver.ca (Please use the "Dedicate a Park Amenity" donation form and choose the "Claire Culhane In Memory Fund" designation)
**by cheque payable to "Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation" c/o Claire Culhane In Memory Fund 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC. V6G 1Z4.
The Penal Press -- A History of Prison from Within
New website archiving the history of prisoner publications in Canada, with an open-access archive. penalpress.com
Prison Justice Day Pins
*Support Prisoner Solidarity work by purchasing a pin. More info
NEWS & ARTICLES
Check out these two blogs for up to date critical commentary, news and info on the Canadian Prison System:
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other recent additions
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Literature you can download! Updated Aug 2011
Recent Stark Raven Interviews
Mon May 5, 2014 ONE PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR'S JOURNEY
Mon March 3, 2014. 7-8 pm DECONSTRUCTING PSYCHIATRY: Hearing Voices Network
Mon Feb 3, 2014. LIBRARIANS SUPPORT FOR PRISONERS
|| HEARING VOICES NETWORK
Mon Nov 2nd, 2013. Mental Health Reform || Prisoner Strikes
Mon Oct 7th, 2013. Prisoner Strikes
Mon Sept 2nd, 2013
Mon Aug 5th, 2013
Mon July 1st, 2013. Prison Justice: The challenges faced when getting out of prison
Mon June 3rd, 2013. Writing from Prisoners. Andrew Feldmar on alternative therapies.
Mon May 6th, 2013. Hearing Voices Network.
Mon April 1st, 2013. Prison Radio. Ashley Smith Inquest.
Mon March 4th, 2013 Mumia Abu Jamal. Community-based alternatives to psychiatry.
Mon Feb 4th, 2013
Mon Jan 7th, 2013 Writing from prisoners. Psycho-spiritual inquiry into our dark sides.
Link to Archived Stark Raven Podcasts (back to Aug 2006)