Hep C / HIV / prison / prisoners' rights

NEWS RELEASE FROM PASAN, CTAC AND THE CANADIAN HIV/AIDS LEGAL NETWORK: HIV AND HEPATITIS C CRISIS IN FEDERAL PRISONS

ACCORDING TO NEW CSC REPORT Half the prisoners who reported injecting drugs shared their needles or syringes TORONTO, April 21, 2010 — A report released by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) earlier this month reveals an HIV prevalence rate in federal prisons that rivals those of many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is greater … Continue reading

Hep C / prisoners' rights / social justice

Man with Hep C may face fourteen years for spitting at cop

by Shawn Syms / National / Wednesday, April 21, 2010/Xtra! magazine _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Man with Hep C may face fourteen years for spitting at cop Kristopher Wentworth was having a really bad day. He was in court and things didn’t look good. He’d robbed a variety store — and stolen a few pills from a girlfriend. … Continue reading

event listings / prisoners' rights

Prisoners’ Rights Meeting – April 17th

Please circulate widely . . . On February 27th, 2010 a group of over 50 people came together to find ways of opposing the Canadian governments proposed new legislation that will increase prison populations. The government remains committed to building new prisons to accommodate them (despite ‘crime’ rates remaining stable or going down). Without a … Continue reading