SUMMARY: This issue contains stats on incarceration, wages in Swiss prisons, invitation to a self-help group, systemic racism in the legal system, a personal account of the prison system, information on chlorine and environmental initiatives within the institution, thoughts on Christmas, and the addition of a totem pole and its significance. There are several reprints which detail life in prison, data collection, and the link between substance abuse and mental illness.

KEYWORDS: Black Inmates and Friends Assembly, Canadian Families and Corrections Network, Narcotics Anonymous, Victim Offender Reconciliation Program

Coded by Bethany Sanjenko