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Migrant Justice Groups Call for Overhaul of Immigration Detention after Secret Red Cross Report Released
2014-09-29
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
Migrant justice coalition the End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) is calling for an end to maximum security imprisonment of immigrants without trial or charges after a secret Red Cross report on...
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...
Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture
2015-04-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's latest arrest on 2 April and attempt...
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

Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Article
2009
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
Canada considers preventive detention in wake of Ottawa attack
Prime minister Stephen Harper says he plans to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts as parliament returns day after shooting
Ling, Justin
Article
2014
The Guardian
The Canadian government indicated on Thursday that it intends to speed up proposals to toughen the country’s anti-terror laws in the wake of the attack on Parliament in Ottawa, including a measure tha...
The Capital Punishment Debate
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Seven News / Ulli Diemer
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
Mclaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
The Intercept
Over 60 inmates at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
McLaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
The Intercept
Over 60 inmates at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
Don Jail
Wikipedia article
Article
The Don Jail is a former jail in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located to the east of the Don River, on Gerrard Street East in Riverdale. The "Don Gaol" was built between 1858 and 1864, with a new wing be...
40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People
It's Not Just About Crime!
Quigley, Bill
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
G4S To End Israel Prison Contracts Following Protests
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2014
CorpWatch
G4S, the Anglo-Danish security contractor, has agreed to withdraw from prison work in Israel after activists disrupted the company annual general meeting for the second year in a row. The company is a...
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...
Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway
Gentleman, Amelia
Article
2012
The Guardian
A look into the flagship prison of Norway, where recidivism after two years is only 20%, and the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Labour camp
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A labour camp is a simplified detention facility where inmates are forced to engage in penal labor. Labour camps have many common aspects with slavery and with prisons.
A Microcosm of the Nation - Control Unit Prisons
Out of Control
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
Counterpunch
A review of 'Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons' by Nancy Kurshan.
Migrant Justice Groups Call for Overhaul of Immigration Detention after Secret Red Cross Report Released
Sources News Release
Article
2014
End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN)
Migrant justice coalition the End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) is calling for an end to maximum security imprisonment of immigrants without trial or charges after a secret Red Cross report on...
Not at liberty
Jails (and gaols), Central Prison, the Mercer Reformatory, and the Asylum
Bebout, Rick
Article
2002
Rick Bebout
A history of prisons, reformatories, asylums and mental health facilities in Toronto and their relationship with the populace, detailing and criticizing the implications of attitudes and approaches to...
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...
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...
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
Political Prisoners in the Sacrifice Zone of Empire
Mumia Abu-Jamal and Jeremy Hammond
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Recently, two cases concerning the constitutional rights of people in prison came to public light. They involve two U.S. political prisoners: Mumia Abu-Jamal who is serving a life sentence at a facili...
Rendition ordeal raises new questions about secret trials
Fatima Bouchar's story reveals involvement of the British government
Cobain, Ian
Article
2012
The Guardian
Investigative reporting on the rendition (initiated by British intelligence officers) of Libyian Islamist militants who sought to oust Muammar Gaddafi.
Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's latest arrest on 2 April and attempt...
The Shocking Ways the Corporate Prison Industry Games the System
Khalek, Rania
Article
2011
Alternet
The United States, with just 5 percent of the world’s population, currently holds 25 percent of the world's prisoners, and for the last 30 years America’s business entrepreneurs have found a lucrative...
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.
Through the Labyrinth of Steel Doors
A Weekend in Texas
Rovics, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Visiting a friend in a Texas prison.
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.

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...


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