annu saini Dedicated to Krishan and Troy Justice “Every window on Alcatraz has a view of San Francisco” – Susanna Kaysen, Girl Interrupted As i prepared to write this piece i realized that i haven’t written about jail since i was there, and then only in fervent letters to my friends and family. I wrote … Continue reading

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


Quote of the Day

Sexism, racism, classism, ableism, colonialism, imperialism – rely on each other in complex ways. The “interlocking” effect means that the systems of oppression come into existence in and through each other so that class exploitation could not be accomplished without gender and racial hierarchies, imperialism could not function without class exploitation, sexism and so on. … Continue reading

event listings / Justice is not Colour-Blind / Racial profiling / Uncategorized

Stop Racial Profiling! – Stop Racist Policing!

Stop Racial Profiling! – Stop Racist Policing! On November 14, 2012, join us as we speak out against the continued racial profiling and racist policing directed at affected communities here in Toronto. Our struggles to be free from racist police harassment and unconstitutional violations of our rights has resulted in many studies and much talk, … Continue reading

G2o / human rights / justice / Police / Uncategorized

G20 commanders committed misconduct

Provincial police watchdog concludes G20 aftermath: High-ranking and frontline Toronto police officers face charges Toronto Star; May 18, 2012 by Jayme Poisson, Jennifer Yang and Emily Jackson “In his sweeping review, McNeilly concluded high-ranking Toronto police commanders overreacted during the G20 summit and assumed an “autocratic structure,” with superior officers — including Blair, according to … Continue reading

Inside Out Prison Exchange Program / Uncategorized

Women see the other side

Published in the Toronto Sat December 27th, 2011 http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1107414–women-see-the-other-side Once a week women from Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University go to prison. They pass through a razor-wired fence twice their height and enter an austere brick building, a federal prison for women in Kitchener called the Grand Valley Institution. These are no Florence Nightingale-minded do-gooders. These … Continue reading

Bill C-10 / Uncategorized

Tell the Senate: Don’t rubber stamp the Crime Bill

Please click on this link, from leadnow.ca, and ask the senators of your province not to rubber-stamp the Harper government’s cruel crime bill. keep-canada-safe Tell the Senate: Don’t rubber stamp the Crime Bill Update & New Action: Thursday Dec 8, 2011 On Monday, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative MPs voted for the cruel Crime Bill. That … Continue reading