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…Any Women’s Blues Night – A Fundraiser for Camp Sis

….. ANY   WOMEN’S BLUES  NIGHT = LIVE  MUSIC BLUES NIGHT International Women’s Month Celebration A fundraising event for Camp Sis – Camp Sisters in Struggle At The Toronto Women’s Bookstore When: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Where: Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street, 416-922-8744 Admission: $7.00 (sliding scale) Enjoy snacks and … Continue reading

abolition / Carceral Spaces / justice

Considering Abolition

  by Mike Larsen What is to be abolished? There is a recurring discussion in the abolitionist literature regarding the prefix that should accompany ‘abolition’. A recent addition to this ongoing dialogue, published in Contemporary Justice Review, is Piché and Larsen’s (2010) article ‘The Moving Targets of Abolitionism: ICOPA, Past, Present and Future’. To briefly … Continue reading


The Purpose of Prison – by Conrad Black

Great article by Conrad Black from the National Post, March 11, 2011 The Purpose of Prison ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A friendly acquaintance recently was moved to publish a reply to a National Post column I wrote about crime and punishment several weeks ago. He showed me a draft of his article, which led to a sharpish and … Continue reading

CSC Expenditures / Victims

Prisons and Victims Expenditures‏

New stats from Justin Piché’s amazing blog: Tracking the Politics of Crime and Punishment in Canada ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2011-2012 Main Estimates Tabled: CSC’s Budget Up Another 21.2 Percent CSC Expenditures Total Budget = $2.98 billion UP 21.2% from $2.46 billion (2010-2011) UP 86.7% from $1.597 billion (2005-2006)   Capital Expenditures = $517.5 million UP 57.1% … Continue reading