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Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi on hunger strike for past five days
2009-04-26
Reporters without Borders
Roxana Saberi, the young American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a spying charge in Tehran on 18 April, has been on hunger strike for the past five days.
Assessing the hidden costs to families when a parent is in prison
2012-03-01
The Vanier Institute of the Family
The federal government's omnibus crime bill, currently being debated by the Senate, has launched a widespread conversation in Canada about the justice and penal systems. While the commentary and analy...
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
2009-03-19
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
2014-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
Hunger-Striking Friends of Man Who Died in Immigration Custody Speak Out
2015-06-19
End Immigration Detention Network
One week after the death of a 39 year old, Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan at the hands of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), immigrants imprisoned without trial or charges along with their families, and...
IFJ urges Hamas to release a Palestinian journalist held incommunicado
2015-09-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today backed its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), in urging Hamas to immediately release Palestinian journalist Shadi Ah...
Immigration detainees re-start hunger fast; hundreds rally outside Lindsay jail
2013-12-12
End Immigration Detention Network
Immigration detainees at the Centre East Correctional Centre, some of whom who have been indefinitely held for as long as seven years are calling for their release and an end to indefinite detention a...
Jailed immigrants begin historic boycott of Detention Reviews
2014-06-02
Sources News Releases
Immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene and Toronto's Metro West Detention Centre are starting a historical month...
Mahjoub marks 14 years of being jailed without charge in Canada
2014-06-28
Justice for Mahjoub Campaign
A Toronto father of two and refugee from Egypt, Mohammad Mahjoub is marking 14 years of his detention without charge. Mr. Mahjoub is held under a ‘security certificate’, a highly criticized part o...
NGO gains access to Guantanamo documents but double standard still prevails
2011-03-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Department of Defence documents on 2 March that shed light on the Bush administration’s policies on the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
Ontario finally allows Red Cross investigation of immigration jails, but deaths and indefinite imprisonment continues
2014-11-07
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
End Immigration Detention Network welcomes the decision to allow Red Cross access to Ontario’s provincial prisons for the first time since 2008. However, the lack of any real oversight of prison con...
RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
2015-09-30
Reporters Without Borders
While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the app...
Sources welcomes Michael C. Chettleburgh - Astwood Strategy Corporation
2012-04-12
Michael C. Chettleburgh - Astwood Strategy Corporation
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael C. Chettleburgh - Astwood Strategy Corporation: Leading North American speaker, strategist and thought leader on street gangs, organized crime, corrections and r...
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
2010-07-28
Reporters without Borders
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
2010-07-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
2009-07-01
FreeGaza
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...

Sources Select Resources

Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Connexipedia Article
Article
An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. ...
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
How to locate a person held in the U.S. prison or immigration detention systems
Williams, Margot
Article
2013
ICIJ
Tracing the trail of prisoners incarcerated in the United States can be complicated, but the reward for patient and thorough searching is getting information that would have been much more difficult t...
The Humiliation of Bradley Manning
Kangaroos Missing
McGovern, Ray
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel...
Hunger-Striking Friends of Man Who Died in Immigration Custody Speak Out
Sources News Release
Article
2015
End Immigration Detention Network
One week after the death of a 39 year old, Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan at the hands of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), immigrants imprisoned without trial or charges along with their families, and...
Hypocrisy over Cuba's 'political prisoners'
Anderson, Tim
Article
2009
Political prisoners and Cuba can be a confusing mix, in our time of mass propaganda. Three groups have attracted international attention over the past decade.
I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now
The Denial of My Parole
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
Immigration detainees re-start hunger fast; hundreds rally outside Lindsay jail
Sources News Release
Article
2013
End Immigration Detention Network
Immigration detainees at the Centre East Correctional Centre, some of whom who have been indefinitely held for as long as seven years are calling for their release and an end to indefinite detention a...
Jailed immigrants begin historic boycott of Detention Reviews
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Sources News Releases
Immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene and Toronto's Metro West Detention Centre are starting a historical month...
Louisiana prisoner released after 41 years in solitary
Associated Press
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Herman Wallace, who is dying of cancer, endured long legal battles after his 1972 murder conviction.
Obama's Liberty Problem
Why Indefinite Detention By Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People
Quigley, Bill; Warren, Vince
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The proposal to create a special new legal system by Executive Order will threaten the liberty of every single US citizen who is not in Guantanamo because it will damage the due process guarantees wh...
One Thousand Years of Solitude
Life in the SHU
Mariner, Joanne
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Indefinite solitary confinement: a large-scale experiment in sensory deprivation and social isolation.
Ontario finally allows Red Cross investigation of immigration jails, but deaths and indefinite imprisonment continues
Sources News Release
Article
2014
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
End Immigration Detention Network welcomes the decision to allow Red Cross access to Ontario’s provincial prisons for the first time since 2008. However, the lack of any real oversight of prison con...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
The Perpetual Punitive Machine Backfires
Not Very Smart
Nader, Ralph
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Our nation has a penchant for creating unnecessary complexity and obstacles for its people in areas such as the tax, health insurance and student debt miasmas. The prison industry adds to this with wh...
Predicting Torture
The PATRIOT Act, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange
Van Bergen, Jennifer
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Bradley Manning is charged with leaking classified documents to Wikileaks and faces a court martial. The conditions of his confinement are extreme, and amount to torture.
RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the app...
Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts
Domenech, Rocio Perez; Mulholland, Lindsey
Article
2016
Global Voices
Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initi...
Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons
Mahoney, Henry Charles; Talbot, Frederick Arthur Ambrose
Book
1917
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.
Solitary Confinement FAQ
Rodriguez, Sal
Article
2012
Solitary Watch
Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating inmates in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, virtually free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades.
Terrorism, COINTELPRO, And The Black Panther Party
Angola 3 News
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
The Unbelievable Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement And Punishment for as Little as Reading a Book
Gottesdiener, Laura
Article
2012
AlterNet
The majority of those in solitary confinement were given the punishment for nonviolent, low-level offenses such as having unauthorized books or disobeying an order or growing their mustaches too long.
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?
Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner
Bollinger, Michelle
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Correctional Investigator Canada
Iinvestigate and bring resolution to individual offender complaints, and make recommendations on the Correctional Service's policies and procedures associated with the areas of individual complaints.
Correctional Service of Canada
Responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders unde...
National Parole Board
Makes independent, conditional release and pardon decisions and clemency recommendations.
Public Safety Canada
Ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.


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