SUMMARY: This article includes a piece about “the Father of British Columbia” Sir James Douglas, the benefits of CORCAN apprenticeships for prisoners, a British Columbian’s opinion of the need to abandon oil pipelines in B.C.—and then an Albertan’s response. There is a fact sheet on insomnia, two pieces on religion, an update on the B.C. Supreme Court fight to end solitary confinement, and how podcasting helped a Californian prisoner achieve freedom.

KEYWORDS: Black History Month, Sir James Douglas, CORCAN, oil pipelines, insomnia, Ear Hustle podcast.

Coded by Izabella Rachwalski