Tag Archives: prisoner justice

Radio: Prison abolition and how we respond to the worst forms of gendered violence

Ardath Whynacht is an activist, writer, and scholar who lives in Mi’kmaq territory and teaches sociology at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She is also the author of Insurgent Love: Abolition and Domestic Homicide (Fernwood Publishing, Nov 2021) which … Continue reading

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Radio — Supporting prisoners, working towards abolition

James Ruston is a member of the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project (TPRP), a prisoner justice group with a long-term vision of prison abolition. He is currently living on day parole, as part of serving a life sentence. Scott Neigh interviews … Continue reading

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Radio — The campaign to free an Ottawa academic detained in Turkey

Cihan Erdal is a scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa. In September 2020, while on a visit to Turkey, he was arrested and jailed. His husband, √Ėmer Ongun, was immediately plunged into a whirlwind of activities organizing the Free Cihan … Continue reading

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Radio — Fighting a proposed provincial jail in eastern Ontario

Colleen Lynas and Victor Lachance are residents of Kemptville, Ontario. They are also members of the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison (CAPP) Kemptville. Scott Neigh interviews them about their town, about the Ontario government’s unilateral decision to build a jail … Continue reading

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Rebroadcast: “Jail never saved me. And jail never saves anyone.”

[The following is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that originally aired in June 2020.] Souheil Benslimane describes himself as a father, a partner, and an illegalized and criminalized migrant who lives on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin … Continue reading

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Radio — Radical organizing in support of prisoners and against policing and prisons

Souheil Benslimane describes himself as a father, a partner, and an illegalized and criminalized migrant who lives on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory (also known as Ottawa). Since his release from prison in 2018, he has been involved in the¬†Criminalization … Continue reading

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Radio — Forty years of solidarity with women prisoners

Lora McElhinney and Wendy Bariteau are members of Joint Effort, a four decade-old prison abolitionist group based in the lower mainland of British Columbia that is focused on solidarity work with women in prison. McElhinney is a long-time activist and … Continue reading

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