In this issue the editor reveals talk of plans for a Pathways residence for Aboriginal prisoners, an intensive drug support unit (ISU) and a Temporary Detention Unit at William Head. The editor also announces the near completion of the new Native Healing Centre. One prisoner shares his experience going before the parole board while another prisoner explains the sacred traditions of the medicine bag, the circle and the pipe. This issue also describes the Peer Counselling Project that the Lifer’s group and the Long-Term Inmates Now in the Community (L.I.N.C.) brought to William Head. The new art program is also unveiled in this edition.
KEYWORDS: gradual release plan, Circle Hearing, restorative justice, AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project), Peer Counselling Project
Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle