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Index:

Prison News Archive in Canada
Prison Publications in Canada
Prison Radio in Canada
Prison TV in Canada
Prisoner & Advocate Authors in Canada
Prisoner Book Resources in Canada
Prisoner Deaths in Federal Custody in Canada
Prisoner Deaths in Provincial Custody in Canada
Prison/er Documentary Films in Canada
Prisoner Health Resources in Canada
Prisoner Legal Resources in Canada
Prisoner Support for Im/migrants & Refugees in Canada
Prisoner Support for LGBTQI2-S+ in Canada
Prisoner Support for Women & Family in Canada
Prison/ers Justice Day in Canada
Prisoner Support Resources in Canada
Privatization of Prison Services in Canada


Prison News Archive in Canada

Prison News in Canada: Article Archive

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Prison Publications in Canada

Cell Count Current  Archive 1995-2015
Certain Days Calendar
Class Action News CAN Prisoner Class & Loved Ones
Journal of Prisoners on Prison JPP
Prison News Service PNS Archive 1986-1996
Radical Criminology An insurgent journal
The Penal Press CDN Prison Publication Archive
Warrior Publications Indigenous anti-colonial struggles, resistance & analysis
Women's Prison Network WPN Women, Trans, Youth & Loved Ones

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Prison Radio in Canada

Prison Radio CFRC 101.9 fm Kingston - Wed 7-8pm
Prison Radio CFRO 100.5 fm Vancouver - 1st Mon 7-8pm
Prison Radio CFRU  93.3 fm Guelph - Thu 10-11am
Prison Radio CKDU  88.1 fm Halifax - Black Power Hour - Fri 1-3pm
Prison Radio CKDU  88.1 fm Halifax - Youth Now! - Mon 5-6pm
Prison Radio CKUT  90.3 fm Montreal - 2nd Thu 5-6pm; 4th Fri 11-noon - Archive

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Prison TV in Canada

prisontv.net & here Prison-based TV shows & news from the 1990's to the present

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Prisoner & Advocate Authors in Canada

A Brief History of Prisons & Resistance to them in so-called Canada (2018)
Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice: Resource Guide (2018) MCPEI Indigenous Justice Program
Everything you were never taught about Canada’s prison systems (2017) by: IntersectionalAnalyst.com
The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson (2017) Richard Atkinson
Go-Boy! Memories of a Life Behind Bars (1978) Roger Caron
Bingo! The Horrifying Eyewitness Account of a Prison Riot (1985) Roger Caron
Down Inside: Thirty Years in Canada's Prison Service (2017) Robert Clark
Claire Culhane: Struggles for Justice (1986) Brian Burtch
Claire Culhane: A Humanist Portrait (2013) Glenn Hardie
Barred from Prison: A Personal Account (1979) Claire Culhane
Still Barred From Prison: Social Injustice in Canada (1985) Claire Culhane
No Longer Barred from Prison: Social Injustice in Canada (1991) Claire Culhane
One Woman Army: The Life of Claire Culhane (1992) Mick Lowe
No Life for a Child: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children & Family Separation
Prisoners of Isolation: Solitary Confinement in Canada (1983) Michael Jackson
Justice Behind the Walls (2002) Michael Jackson
Getting Tough on Kids: Young Offenders & the 'Law & Order Agenda' (1999) Paula Mallea
The Fear Factor: Stephen Harper’s 'Tough on Crime' Agenda (2010) Paula Mallea
The War on Drugs: A Failed Experiment (2013) Paula Mallea
Beyond Incarceration: Safety and True Criminal Justice (2017) Paula Mallea
Jackrabbit Parole (1986) Stephen Reid
A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden (2012) Stephen Reid
The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang (2015) Josh Dean
This Bank Robber’s Life (2015) Patrick ’Paddy’ Mitchell

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Prisoner Book Resources in Canada

Book Clubs for Inmates BCFI
Books 2 Prisoners Vancouver
Books Beyond Bars Halifax
Books to Bars Hamilton
Books to Prisoners Edmonton - GELA Prison Project for EI, EIFW & ERC
Books to Prisoners Montreal - Open Door Books
Books to Prisoners Ottawa
Library Outreach on the Inside Toolkit Prison Libraries Committee (Manitoba)
National Guide for Institutional Libraries CSC
Prison Libraries Committee Manitoba for HCC, WCC, TPCC & WRC
Prisoners’ Right to Read Canadian Library Association (CLA)
Prisoners’ Right to Read Prison Libraries Network
Prisoners’ Right to Read PEN Canada

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Prisoner Deaths in Federal Custody in Canada

2014/2015 2015/2016 Annual Reports (very incomplete!)
Inquest Verdicts (Ontario 1996-2018)

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Prisoner Deaths in Provincial Custody in Canada

Ontario (2012-2016) - Schedule of Inquests (Current) - Inquest Verdicts (Ontario 1996-2018)

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Prison/er Documentary Films in Canada

A Hard Name Struggles to adapt to life on the outside (TVO 2009 88m)
Ashley Smith: Out of Control (CBC Fifth Estate 01/2010 45m)
Ashley Smith: Behind the Wall (CBC Fifth Estate 11/2010 45m)
Cell 16 Effects of Incarceration (NFB 1971 14m)
Detention Kids in Immigration Detention (NFB 2017 37sec)
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster (2011 104m)
Emma’s Acres: Reintegration, Restoration and Food Security Mission, BC (CBC 2016 17m)
Enemy Alien Japanese POWs in Internment Camps (NFB 1975 26m)
Fly in the Ointment (Peter Collins+ 2015 10m)
Guy Paul Morin: Odd Man Out (CBC Fifth Estate 2015 48m)
How to Prepare for Prison (TVO 2016 83m)
Inside Canada's Prisons (CBC 2001 129m)
Inside Time Portrait of Stephen Reid (NFB 2007 35m)
Kids in Jail At-risk youth (NFB 2013 45m)
Life Inside Out Grand Valley Institution for Women (NFB 2005 73m)
Life with Murder (NFB 2009 95m)
Minoru: Memory of Exile Japanese POWs in Internment Camps (NFB 1992 18m)
Myths and Facts About Prison (TVO 2016 10m)
NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (NFB 2013 99m)
Not Criminally Responsible: Wedding Secrets (CBC 2016 44m)
Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Inside the Brockville Psych (NFB 2014 87m)
Penitentiary! (NFB 1951 10m)
Sentenced to Life Prisoner with mental health problems (NFB 2003 70m)
Steven Truscott: His Word Against History (CBC Fifth Estate 2000 49m)
The Donald Marshall Jr. Story (2009 46m)
The Enemy Within German POWs in Internment Camps (NFB 2003 52m)
The Secret Trial 5 National Security Certificate Victims (2014 84m)
'Til the Cows Come Home Prison Farms Shut-Down (2014 60m)
The Spirit Within Indigenous Spirituality Programs (NFB 1990 51m)

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Prisoner Health Resources in Canada

Canadian Harm Reduction Network CHRN
Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education CCPHE
InSite for Community Safety IFCS Vancouver's Supervised Injection Site
Native Youth Sexual Health Network NYSHN
Prison Health Now Advocacy for prison-based needle & syringe programs
Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network PASAN
Self-Harm Among Criminalized Women (Fact Sheet)
Street Health Toronto
Street Health Centre Kingston
Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users VANDU
Vancouver Infectious Disease Centre VIDC
Vancouver Native Health Society VNHS

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Prisoner Legal Resources in Canada

Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto ALST
Amnesty International Canada
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association BCCLA
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers CARL
Canadian Civil Liberties CCLA
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network CHALN
Canadian Legal Information Institute CanLII
Canadian Prison Law
Community Justice Initiatives (CJI)
Community Legal Education Ontario CLEO
Coverdale Courtwork Society of Halifax
Department of Justice
Detention and Asylum Research Cluster
Family Law Education for Women FLEW
HIV-AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario HALCO
Innocence Canada formerly AIDWYC
Innocence McGill University Faculty of Law
Innocence Project Osgoode Hall Law School - York U
Innocence Project UBC Allard School of Law
Justice Laws Government of Canada
Law Central Alberta LCA
Legal Aid Programs
Legal Line Free legal information in 107 languages
Ontario Women's Justice Network OWJN
Pivot Legal Society PLS
Queen's Prison Law Clinic QPLC
Refugee Law Offices (ON)
Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario SALCO
Steps to Justice
Volunteer Lawyers Service VLS Pro Bono Lawyers for Orgs
West Coast Prison Justice Society / Prisoners' Legal Services
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund LEAF
Your Legal Rights

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Prisoner Support for Im/migrants & Refugees in Canada

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers CARL
Canadian Council for Refugees CCR
End Immigration Detention Network EIDN
No Life for a Child: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children & Family Separation
No One Is Illegal NOI
Refugee Law Offices (ON)
Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario
Refugee Research Network
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario SALCO
We Have No Rights Cruel Treatment of Migrants w/ Mental Health Issues

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Prisoner Support for LGBTQI2-S+ in Canada

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Toronto
Prisoner Correspondence Project Penpal Service
Rainbow Health Ontario
Trans Community Services The 519 - Toronto
Trans PULSE Project Ontario
Two-Spirited People of Manitoba

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Prisoner Support for Women & Family in Canada

Amadeusz (TLMLP)
Bar None Prison Visiting Rideshare - Manitoba
Coverdale Courtwork Society of Halifax
Elizabeth Fry Societies CAEFS
Family Law Education for Women FLEW
FEAT for Children of Incarcerated Parents Services & Prison Visit Bus - Ontario
Joint Effort BC solidarity work
Justice for Children and Youth JFCY
Justice For Girls JFG
Mothers Offering Mutual Support MOMS
No Life for a Child: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children & Family Separation
Ontario Women's Justice Network OWJN
Prison State Canada
Self-Harm Among Criminalized Women (Fact Sheet)
Sesame Street - Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Social Justice and Women's Health (Report 1999)
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario SALCO
Supporting Ourselves while Supporting Our Loved Ones SOSOLO
The Second Chance Foundation
Women & the Criminal Justice System (Report 2011)
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund LEAF
Women's Wellness Within WWW Nova Scotia

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Prison/ers Justice Day in Canada

Prison/ers Justice Day PJD - Their-story (Vancouver)
Prisoners Justice Day PJD - Their-story (Peter Collins Radio Interview 2011)
Prisoners Justice Day PJD - In Remembrance
Prisoners Justice Day (a retrospective montage)
Prisoners Justice Day (a memorial sculpture)
Prisoners Justice Film Festival PJFF (London, ON)

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Prisoner Support Resources in Canada

Canadian Criminal Justice Association CCJA
Carceral Cultures / Cultures Carcérales
Correctional Investigator Federal Prisons
Correctional Service of Canada CSC Locations, visiting info ...
Criminalization and Punishment Education Project CPEP
Demand Prisons Change
Drug Users Memorial
Emma’s Acres: Reintegration, Restoration and Food Security Mission, BC
John Howard Society JHS
Long-term Inmates Now in the Community BC
Prison Justice Excellent history & resources
PrisonTalk Online PTO Canada Forums page
Rittenhouse: A New Vision Just Blog
Smart Justice Network of Canada SJNC
Social Justice Toolbox SJTB
Stella Support & Resources for Sex-workers
Tracking the Politics of Criminalization & Punishment in Canada TPCP Canada

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Privatization of Prison Services in Canada

CSC: Disclosure of Contracts
CSC: Disclosure of Grants & Contributions Awards Over $25,000

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