‘They have a lot to teach us’: Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal

Walby, who is also an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, said when it comes to criminalization and incarceration in Canada, it’s important to talk to experts about what’s going on — and in many cases that is the people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

“Prisoners know a lot about criminalization, know a lot about imprisonment, they have experiences. They have knowledge that needs to be shared with the general public and criminal justice policy makers if we want to try to understand harm and conflict in our societies better, and deal with it more effectively and more justly in the future,” Walby said.

Here’s the latest victimization/entitlement group.

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  • ontario john

    So when will a tearful Justin apologize to federal inmates, and issue them cheques. They are obviously suffering from colonial attitudes.

    • JoKeR

      They can even teach us how to relieved ourselves of evil, if you believe
      that money is the root of all evil and want to hand it over to them.
      (The actual quote is “the love of money…”)

  • irishrus

    actually I think you’ll find a lot of the victimization groups not far at hand from this new group….. all because of us who are just trying to get by with our heads down, of course

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …I wish I could get some cash for all the times I’ve been victimized…

  • Watchman

    “We’re only criminals because the state doesn’t supply us with unlimited amounts of money, drugs, punching-bag spouses and girlfriends. Our recidivism rate will certainly decrease if these aforementioned items are supplied. Oh, and we want the guards to act as waiters and lackeys, because their current attitude disturbs us with their air of superiority. By far, the single biggest cause of our criminality is the justice system, and we would guarantee a lower conviction rate if courts and judges were abolished. That’s all I can think of for now.” /sarc

    • Yo Mama

      Did youz find those complaints on some muzzies site saying Mo sez dats wut us kufir owes thems?

  • moraywatson

    Why not cut out the middle man and go straight to the mosques to ask how our prison system should be set up ?

  • k1992

    Who are we to criticize these fine folks, and try to (heaven forbid) punish them for offending against societal norms? To paraphrase Dostoyevsky “Without a belief in objective truth, in good and evil, anything goes.”

  • tom_billesley

    Are we allowed to call them criminals or is it too judgmental?
    There is another class of experts, their victims and the friends and families of their victims. They have experiences. They have knowledge. Will they be asked to share those with the policy makers?