Criminal Justice Policy / drugs / education / event listings / harm reduction / Health Issues / Hep C / HIV / prison / Prison Needle Exchange / Uncategorized

ON POINT: Making Prison Needle and Syringe Programs Work in Canada

JOIN US for a free lively panel discussion in support of prisoners’ rights and justice. Panelists will discuss why prison needle and syringe programs are essential, how they are working in other countries, and how they might be implemented in Canada. Panel speakers: ~Daniela De Santis – Hindelbank Prison, Switzerland ~Ruth Elwood Martin – University … Continue reading

Hep C / HIV / homelessness / prison

Checking into the “Homeless Hilton”

by Bill O’Leary ______________________________________________________________ There is a clear connection and relationship between the issues of homelessness and imprisonment. This relationship is forged on false understandings held by the community, mainstream media portrayals that feed this understanding, and the ongoing criminalization and containment of people experiencing homelessness that supports the view that homelessness warrants institutionalization.  If … Continue reading

criminalization / event listings / HIV / Uncategorized

Silence, Sex and Science: A community forum on the criminalization of HIV in Canada.

Thursday September 30th, 2010; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A free community forum on the criminalization of HIV in Canada With presentations by: Edwin J. Bernard:  British HIV positive writer, editor and activist.  Editor:  HIV and the Criminal Law and HIV Transmission blog Richard Elliott:  Executive Director of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network Eric Mykhalovskiy: Associate Professor … Continue reading

Activism / drug policy / G2o / Hep C / HIV / human rights / Police / poverty / prison / prisoners' rights / Racism / sex workers' rights / social justice / women's rights

Day After Day Coalition

We are a group of activists, advocates and service providers that do in-reach into women’s jails and prisons in Ontario.  We think prisons should be abolished. We oppose the G20, and all the police super powers that went along with it.  We are appalled at how G20 detainees and prisoners have been treated at the … Continue reading

harm reduction / HIV / prison health is public health

UN warning on AIDS in prisons

Jul 23, 6:54 AM EDT By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.’s top investigator on torture and punishment warned Friday that overcrowded prisons are breeding grounds for AIDS. Often, inmates are held in inhumane conditions in which the HIV virus is spread through the use of non-sterile drug injection equipment, sexual … Continue reading

drug policy / HIV

The Vienna Declaration: A Global Call to Action for Science-Based Drug Policy

The following announcement is sent to you by the Canadian Harm Reduction Network http://www.canadianharmreduction.com Please visit our website, check it out and support us by becoming a member. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please circulate widely . . . The Vienna Declaration: A Global Call to Action for Science-Based Drug Policy In lead up to XVIII International AIDS Conference, … Continue reading

criminalization / HIV / human rights / justice / law / Uncategorized

VANCOUVER HIV CASE HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN THE NEED FOR CLEAR GUIDELINES ON CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS

Statement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network TORONTO, May 11, 2010 — In a ruling released last Friday, May 7th, a trial judge in British Columbia found that a gay man living with HIV had had unprotected anal sex with his then-partner without disclosing his HIV status on three occasions, but acquitted him on the … Continue reading