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Activism & Organizing

Protests Against Youth Super Jail Ontario, April 14, 2006 (81 Reasons Campaign, Toronto Star)

Tories Propose Regressive Changes to Criminal Justice System Canada, April 7, 2006 (3 Toronto Star Articles)

Criminologists Fear Private Prison Boom Canada, April 2, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Opposition to Mandatory Minimum Sentences Canada, November 6, 2005 (Elizabeth Fry)

UN Human Rights Committee Harshly Criticizes Canada International, November 3, 2005 (Various Human Rights Organizations)

Proposed Caffeine Ban in Alberta Jails Halted Alberta, October 21, 2005 (CBC)

Groups Demand Closure of 150 year old Newfoundland Jail Newfoundland, October 18, 2005 (CBC)

Lawsuit Launched over Medical Neglect in Prisoner Death Quebec, September 7, 2005 (Montreal Gazette)

Manitoba Native Agencies To Handle Corrections Services Manitoba, May 31, 2005 (CBC)

Native Leaders Call for Alternatives to Jail for Women Manitoba, March 1, 2005 (CBC)

Prisoners Stage Work Strike To Protest Conditions Saskatchewan, February 11, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Regina Jail No-Contact Visits Rule Called Cruel Saskatchewan, February 9, 2005 (CBC)

William Head Prisoner-Run Theatre Group Shuts Down BC, November 8, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Outrage at Private Prison Healthcare and Conditions Ontario, August 24, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Increase In Prisoner Compaints In Ontario Ontario, September 13, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Prisoners Vote for First Time in Election Canada, June 21, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Matsqui Lockdown and Intake Centre Hunger Strike BC, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Anti-Poverty Groups Condemn Safe Streets Act British Columbia, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Federal Prisoners To Vote in Upcoming Election Canada, April 12, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Open Letter From Betty Krawczyk to BC Solicitor General about Conditions in BCCW Dec 8, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

Woman To Sue Prison For Forced Body Search Nov 28, 2003 (CBC web posted)

National Security Cerificate Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike Nov 10, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

Federally Sentenced Women Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike  Feb 25, 2003

 

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August 10 & Prisoner Deaths

Deaths in Kashechewan Fire Blamed on Poor Jail Conditions Kashechewan First Nation, January 10, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Lawsuit Launched over Medical Neglect in Prisoner Death Quebec, September 7, 2005 (Montreal Gazette)

Answers Sought in Woman's Death in Vanier Jail Ontario, January 6, 2005 (Toronto Star)

Jury Denounces Jailing People Suffering From Mental Illness Ontario, November 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News, Ottawa Citizen)

Inquest into Death Urges Improved Healthcare at Private Prison Ontario, October 4, 2004 (Stark Raven, Toronto Star)

Government Fails Kimberly Rogers Again Ontario, August, 2004 (Toronto Star)

Inquests Release Recommendations After Suicides Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Prisoner Killed in Private Prison Ontario, May 6, 2004 (Toronto Star)

Inquest Jury Says Youth Jail Should Be Shut Down Ontario, April 9, 2004 (Toronto Star, Globe and Mail)

Inquest into Private Prison Death Focuses on Time Keeping Problems Ontario, March 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest Into Suicide at Ontario Youth Jail Ontario, Jan 21, 2004 (Toronto Star)

Police Won't Be Charged in Native Man's Death BC, Jan 16, 2004 (CBC)

3 Separate Prisoner Deaths Under Investigation Nov 17, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

Discrimination Against Aboriginal Women Rampant in Federal Prisons  Jul 25, 2003

Prisons Are A Failed Experiment (Especially for Women) Jul 15, 2003

Canadian Human Rights Commission Investigates Systemic Discrimination in Women's Prisons Jul 13, 2003

History of Prisoners' Justice Day  2001

Prisoner Deaths - Facts and Statistics  2001

HIV & AIDS in Prison  1996

 

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Disabilities and Mental Health

Lack of Services for Mentally Ill Prisoners Tops Concerns in Annual Correctional Investigator Report Canada, November 7, 2005 (CBC, Globe & Mail)

More Promises To Women Not Kept: Women's Organizations Respond to CSC on the Human Rights Commission Report Canada, March 8, 2005 (Elizabeth Fry Society Press Release)

CSC Responds to Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison Canada, February 17, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Jury Denounces Jailing People Suffering From Mental Illness Ontario, November 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News, Ottawa Citizen)

Canadian Human Rights Commission Investigates Systemic Discrimination in Women's Prisons Jul 13, 2003

Mental and Developmental Disabilities and Women in Prison Jul 11,2003

 

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First Nations

Deaths in Kashechewan Fire Blamed on Poor Jail Conditions Kashechewan First Nation, January 10, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Sandy Paquachon Awakens from Coma, Still Seeking Humanitarian Parole Canada, December 5, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Aboriginal People Overrepresented in Saskatchewan Jails Saskatchewan, June 3, 2005 (Globe and Mail)

Manitoba Native Agencies To Handle Corrections Services Manitoba, May 31, 2005 (CBC)

More Promises To Women Not Kept: Women's Organizations Respond to CSC on the Human Rights Commission Report March 8, 2005 (Elizabeth Fry Society Press Release)

Native Leaders Call for Alternatives to Jail for Women Manitoba, March 1, 2005 (CBC)

CSC Responds to Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison February 17, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Correctional Investigator's Annual Report Critical of CSC November 19, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Link To Canadian Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison: "Protecting Their Rights" Released Jan 28, 2004

Press Release From Elizabeth Fry Society on Human Rights Commission Report Jan 26, 2004 (Elizabeth Fry Press Release)

Human Rights Commission Criticizes Situation for Women in Prison Jan 26, 2004 (CBC News)

Canadian Human Rights Commmission Looks at Women in Prison Jan 22, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Police Won't Be Charged in Native Man's Death Jan 16, 2004 (CBC)

Discrimination Against Aboriginal Women Rampant in Federal Prisons  Jul 25, 2003

Federally Sentenced Women Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike  Feb 25, 2003

Letter From Yvonne Johnson  2001

 

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Healthcare, AIDS & HIV

Sandy Paquachon Awakens from Coma, Still Seeking Humanitarian Parole Canada, December 5, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Safe Tattooing Trial Sites Set Up in Six Prisons Canada, November 10, 2005 (CBC)

Lawsuit Launched over Medical Neglect in Prisoner Death Quebec, September 7, 2005 (Montreal Gazette)

Safe Tattooing Sites to be Set up in Federal Prisons Canada, January 27, 2005 (CBC, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)

Answers Sought in Woman's Death in Vanier Jail Ontario, January 6, 2005 (Toronto Star)

Correctional Investigator Calls for Needle Exchange in Prisons Canada, November 18, 2004 (Canadian Press)

Reports Call for Needle Exchange Programs in Prisons Canada, October 27, 2004 (CBC)

Inquest into Death Urges Improved Healthcare at Private Prison Ontario, October 4, 2004 (Stark Raven, Toronto Star)

Outrage at Private Prison Healthcare and Conditions Ontario, August 24, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Healthcare Concerns at Private Prison Remain Unaddressed Ontario, March 12, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Report Highlights Health Crisis Inside Prisons Canada, April 8, 2004 (CBC News, Canadian Press)

Inadequate Healthcare at Ontario's Private Prison Jan 5, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

HIV and Hep C Continue to Rise in Canadian Prisons Dec 1, 2003 (Winnipeg Sun)

Health Concerns at Baffin Jail Nov 27, 2003 (CBC web posted)

HIV & AIDS in Prison  1996

 

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Immigration & Refugees

Guantanamo North Opens, Holding Four Security Certificate Prisoners Canada, April 24, 2006 (CBC)

New High Security Prison to Hold Security Certificate Prisoners Canada, February 2, 2006 (Globe and Mail, Ottawa Sun)

UN Human Rights Committee Harshly Criticizes Canada International, November 3, 2005 (Various Human Rights Organizations)

Changes Demanded to National Security Certificate Process Canada, November 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News, Globe and Mail)

National Security Certificate Prisoner Denied Bail, Facing Deportation Canada, March 8, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Hassan Almrei Granted Stay of Deportation Order Dec 1, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

Deported Student Tells of Time Inside Canadian Jail Nov 18, 2003 (Toronto Star)

National Security Cerificate Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike Nov 10, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

 

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Prison Conditions

Conservative Government Ignoring Own Advice on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Canada, July 6, 2006 (Canwest News)

Tories Introduce New Criminal Justice Bills: Mandatory Minimums, More Prisons Canada, May 8, 2006 (9 news articles)

Guantanamo North Opens, Holding Four Security Certificate Prisoners Canada, April 24, 2006 (CBC)

Tories Propose Regressive Changes to Criminal Justice System Canada, April 7, 2006 (3 Toronto Star Articles)

New Women's Jail to Replace Century Old Jail Canada, April 3, 2006 (CBC)

Criminologists Fear Private Prison Boom Canada, April 2, 2006 (Canadian Press)

New High Security Prison to Hold Security Certificate Prisoners Canada, February 2, 2006 (Globe and Mail, Ottawa Sun)

Deaths in Kashechewan Fire Blamed on Poor Jail Conditions Kashechewan First Nation, January 10, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Sandy Paquachon Awakens from Coma, Still Seeking Humanitarian Parole Canada, December 5, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Safe Tattooing Trial Sites Set Up in Six Prisons Canada, November 10, 2005 (CBC)

UN Human Rights Committee Harshly Criticizes Canada International, November 3, 2005 (Various Human Rights Organizations)

Lack of Services for Mentally Ill Prisoners Tops Concerns in Annual Correctional Investigator Report
Canada, November 7, 2005 (CBC, Globe & Mail)

Proposed Caffeine Ban in Alberta Jails Halted Alberta, October 21, 2005 (CBC)

Groups Demand Closure of 150 year old Newfoundland Jail Newfoundland, October 18, 2005 (CBC)

Manitoba Jail Stops Serving Tea to Prevent Homemade Cigarettes Manitoba, September 15, 2005 (Stark Raven)

Justice for Girls Report Confirms that B.C. Youth Prisons Contravene Human Rights Laws BC, April 28, 2005 (Justice For Girls Press Release)

More Promises To Women Not Kept: Women's Organizations Respond to CSC on the Human Rights Commission Report Canada, March 8, 2005 (Elizabeth Fry Society Press Release)

CSC Responds to Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison Canada, February 17, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Private Prison Guards Face Drug Trafficking Charges Ontario, February 15, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Prisoners Stage Work Strike To Protest Conditions Saskatchewan, February 11, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Regina Jail No-Contact Visits Rule Called Cruel Saskatchewan, February 9, 2005 (CBC)

Safe Tattooing Sites to be Set up in Federal Prisons Canada, January 27, 2005 (CBC, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)

Answers Sought in Woman's Death in Vanier Jail Ontario, January 6, 2005 (Toronto Star)

Correctional Investigator's Annual Report Critical of CSC Canada, November 19, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Correctional Investigator Calls for Needle Exchange in Prisons Canada, November 18, 2004 (Canadian Press)

Ombudsman Looking Into Abuse at Kingston Pen Segregation Unit Ontario, November 16, 2004 (CBC)

Ottawa Jail Conditions Continue to Come Under Fire Ontario, November 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News, Ottawa Citizen)

Jury Denounces Jailing People Suffering From Mental Illness Ontario, November 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News, Ottawa Citizen)

Reports Call for Needle Exchange Programs in Prisons Canada, October 27, 2004 (CBC)

Outrage at Private Prison Healthcare and Conditions Ontario, August 24, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Smoking Ban in Alberta Jails Alberta, October 4, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Increase In Prisoner Compaints In Ontario Ontario, September 13, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Ottawa Jail Conditions Decried Ottawa, September 13, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquests Release Recommendations After Suicides Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Women Unsafe at Nova Scotia Halfway Houses Nova Scotia, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Bill Introduced Allowing Strip Searching in BC Jails British Columbia, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Matsqui Lockdown and Intake Centre Hunger Strike British Columbia, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Overcrowding in Ottawa Jail Ottawa, April 26, 2004 (CBC News)

Prison to monitor phone calls Edmonton, April 29, 2004 (Globe and Mail)

Jail Riot Leads To More Gear for Guards Whitehorse, April 12, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest Jury Says Youth Jail Should Be Shut Down Ontario, April 9, 2004 (Toronto Star, Globe and Mail)

Cutbacks Close Prisons in Alberta and Newfoundland Alberta & Newfoundland, April 5, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Controversial Youth Prison to Close Ontario, March 8, 2004 (Canadian Press)

Bail System 'Cruel', Judges Say Ontario, Dec 21, 2003 (Toronto Star)

Harsh Prison Conditions for Pregnant Woman Ontario, Feb 16, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Canadian Human Rights Commmission Looks at Women in Prison Canada, Jan 22, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest Into Suicide at Ontario Youth Jail Ontario, Jan 21, 2004 (Toronto Star) an>

Smoking Ban Coming to Newfoundland Prisons Newfoundland, Jan 21, 2004 (Canadian Press)

Ontario Ombudsman receives over 7000 Prison Complaints in 2002-3 Jan 5, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Phone Call Court in Quebec Dec 13, 2003 (cbc.ca)

Open Letter From Betty Krawczyk to BC Solicitor General about Conditions in BCCW Dec 8, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

Deported Student Tells of Time Inside Canadian Jail Nov 18, 2003 (Toronto Star)

Woman To Sue Prison For Forced Body Search Nov 28, 2003 (CBC web posted)

Holding Remand Prisoners Longer Leads to Overcrowded Prisons in Ontario Nov 17, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

Amnesty Calls For Inquiry Into Prison Abuse Allegations Nov 17, 2003 (Amnesty International)

Manitoba Provincial Jails No Longer Allow Smoking Nov 10, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

National Security Cerificate Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike Nov 10, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

Annual Report of Correctional Investigator Critical of CSC Nov 3, 2003 (Stark Raven Radio News)

 

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Privatization

Private Superjail to be Public Again Ontario, April 28, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Criminologists Fear Private Prison Boom Canada, April 2, 2006 (Canadian Press)

Private Prison Guards Face Drug Trafficking Charges Ontario, February 15, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Quebec To Build New Prison with Private Corporate Interests Quebec, November 5, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest into Death Urges Improved Healthcare at Private Prison Ontario, October 4, 2004 (Stark Raven, Toronto Star)

Outrage at Private Prison Healthcare and Conditions Ontario, August 24, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Prisoner Killed in Private Prison Ontario, May 6, 2004 (Toronto Star)

Privatization of Property Management of BC Prisons BC, May 3, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Healthcare Concerns at Private Prison Remain Unaddressed Ontario, March 12, 2004 (Midland Free Press)

Inquest into Private Prison Death Focuses on Time Keeping Problems Ontario, March 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Guards at Private Prison Ratify First Contract Ontario, March 15, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Prison Guards at Ontario Private Prison Reject Contract Offer Ontario, Feb 16, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Closed BC Prisons Up For Sale BC, Jan 19, 2004 (Vancouver Sun)

Inadequate Healthcare at Ontario's Private Prison Jan 5, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Privately Run Youth Prison to Close Down Dec 8, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

Newfoundland Premier Has Personal Investments in Private Prison Company Nov 17, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

Questions Remain Surrounding Death in Private Prison in Ontario Nov 3, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

 

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Queer Issues

Resources on Transsexual/Trangendered People In Prison Canada, July, 2006 (articles, positions papers, links)

Transsexual Woman Had Right to Choose Female Officer for Strip Search Canada, May 24, 2006 (CBC)

CSC Loses Appeal in Transsexual Human Rights Case Feb 7, 2003 (National Post)

 

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Women

Resources on Federally Sentenced Women and Security Classification Canada, July 31, 2006 (2 articles, 1 research dcoument, links)

New Women's Jail to Replace Century Old Jail Canada, April 3, 2006 (CBC)

Sandy Paquachon Awakens from Coma, Still Seeking Humanitarian Parole Canada, December 5, 2005 (Stark Raven News)

Native Leaders Call for Alternatives to Jail for Women Manitoba, March 1, 2005 (CBC)

Justice for Girls Report Confirms that B.C. Youth Prisons Contravene Human Rights Laws April 28, 2005 (Justice For Girls Press Release)

More Promises To Women Not Kept: Women's Organizations Respond to CSC on the Human Rights Commission Report March 8, 2005 (Elizabeth Fry Society Press Release)

CSC Responds to Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison February 17, 2005 (Canadian Press)

Answers Sought in Woman's Death in Vanier Jail January 6, 2005 (Toronto Star)

Government Fails Kimberly Rogers Again August, 2004 (Toronto Star)

Lockdown at Nova Women's Prison June 14, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Women Unsafe at Nova Scotia Halfway Houses May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

BCCW Closed and Women Moved to New Prisons April 12, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Harsh Prison Conditions for Pregnant Woman Feb 16, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Link To Canadian Human Rights Commission Report on Women in Prison: "Protecting Their Rights" Released Jan 28, 2004

Press Release From Elizabeth Fry Society on Human Rights Commission Report Jan 26, 2004 (Elizabeth Fry Press Release)

Human Rights Commission Criticizes Situation for Women in Prison Jan 26, 2004 (CBC News)

Canadian Human Rights Commmission Looks at Women in Prison Jan 22, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Open Letter From Betty Krawczyk to BC Solicitor General about Conditions in BCCW Dec 8, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

Woman To Sue Prison For Forced Body Search Nov 28, 2003 (CBC web posted)

Discrimination Against Aboriginal Women Rampant in Federal Prisons  Jul 25, 2003

Interview with Fire This TimeJul 20, 2003

Prisons Are A Failed Experiment (Especially for Women) Jul 15, 2003

Women in Men's Prisons Unacceptable Jul 13, 2003

Canadian Human Rights Commission Investigates Systemic Discrimination in Women's Prisons Jul 13, 2003

Mental and Developmental Disabilities and Women in Prison Jul 11, 2003

Federally Sentenced Women Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike Feb 25, 2003

Going Inside - Notes from a Joint Effort Member Feb 10, 2003

Kimberly Rogers Story and Inquest Jan, 2003

Letter From A Springhill Prisoner  Oct 31, 2002

Joint Effort's Statement at The Politics of Prison: From Bad to Worse - A public forum in response to the recent cuts announced to prisons in BC Mar 2, 2002

Letter From Yvonne Johnson 2001

Dangerous Offender Classification for Lisa Neve Overturned Sept 29, 1999

Joint Effort's Abolitionist Perspective 1997

Women Prisoners to be Housed in Men's Prisons 1997

Criminal Histories Not So Dangerous1995

Women's Prisons, A Tool of Subordination 1995

 

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Youth

Protests Against Youth Super Jail Ontario, April 14, 2006 (81 Reasons Campaign, Toronto Star)

Youth Imprisonment Drops by Half Canada, December 1, 2005 (Globe and Mail)

Justice for Girls Report Confirms that B.C. Youth Prisons Contravene Human Rights Laws BC, April 28, 2005 (Justice For Girls Press Release)

Youth Crime and Incarceration Rates Drop Canada, October 13, 2004 (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star)

Anti-Poverty Groups Condemn Safe Streets Act BC, May 17, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest Jury Says Youth Jail Should Be Shut Down Ontario, April 9, 2004 (Toronto Star, Globe and Mail)

Controversial Youth Prison to Close In Ontario Ontario, March 8, 2004 (Canadian Press)

Controversial Youth Jail Closing in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Feb 16, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Inquest Into Suicide at Ontario Youth Jail Ontario, Jan 21, 2004 (Toronto Star)

BC Closing Youth Jail in Kamloops BC, Jan 19, 2004 (Stark Raven News)

Privately Run Youth Prison to Close Down Dec 8, 2003 (Stark Raven News)

 

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