Category Archives: Prison

The Best Mother’s Day Gift: Activists Join Together to Bail Black Mamas Out for the 3rd Consecutive Year

According to a Black Mamas Bail Out press release, nearly 70 percent of women who are in jail because they can’t afford money bail are mothers of children under 16.

“What’s more, over 80 percent of women who are incarcerated have experienced sexual or physical abuse,” said Marbre Stahly-Butts, executive director of the Law of Black Lives and one of the founders of Black Mama’s Bail Out. “We’re on the frontlines and navigating the bowels of the system as we conduct these bailouts.”

Imagine the outrage if there was a White Mamas Bail Out.

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Study reveals high rates of Indigenous Canadians in prison is a real health crisis

Indigenous people are incarcerated at much higher rate than the rest of the population in Canada, that is a fact. But a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the University of Winnipeg suggests this phenomenon should be qualified as a real health crisis.

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Transgender wings are planned for British jails in bid to stop inmates who have undergone a sex-change serving their sentences in women’s prisons

You’re probably going to want this.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review comes amid the high-profile case of Karen White, a convicted sex offender who is yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery, who was placed in women’s prison HMP New Hall after telling authorities he identified as a woman.

He subsequently sexually assaulted two female prisoners.

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Controversial McClintic healing lodge transfer could be immediately reassessed under new rules

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Wednesday announced new rules for how Correctional Service Canada approves and assesses inmate transfers to healing lodges in light of a report delivered to him by the departmental commissioner that was ordered after news of McClintic’s transfer from prison to a healing lodge kicked off weeks of political outcry.

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Crowd rallies on Parliment Hill to demand government intervene in transfer of child-killer Terri-Lynne McClintic to healing lodge

About a hundred people crowded the steps in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill Friday chanting “Send her back” and “Life means life,” in the hopes of convincing the federal government to transfer convicted murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic out of an Indigenous healing lodge and back to a maximum security prison.

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Pittsburgh synagogue suspect transferred to prison in another county; officials there ‘not happy’ with decision

Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger, who’s also a member of the county prison board, didn’t hide his disappointment with how the situation was handled.

“I’m not happy about it. I don’t think that it’s our responsibility to be housing him. He’s allegedly committed a heinous act, and I don’t think we should be responsible for him while he’s awaiting his trial,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Send him to WV, Whitey Bulger’s slot is open. Weunsll treat him reel good.

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Britain houses convicted terrorist and hate preacher Anjem Choudary next to primary school

Residents of the quiet neighbourhood in north London are understandably angry that this convicted terrorist and hate preacher will be living next to the children’s school. It has been reported that he has NOT been “de-radicalised” or even changed his views whilst in prison.

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