SUMMARY: The issue focuses heavily on proposed heroin addiction treatment legislation, Bill 18, including critical analyses of the efficacy of treatment, the accuracy of urinalysis for drug detection, crime and health risks related to drug quality and price, and lack of consultation with “addicts” in the drafting of the Bill. An article with missing page(s), discusses “unwritten policy” that discriminates against “alien inmates.” A lengthy anonymous letter from an American prisoner presents opinions comparing the prison system to a business that intentionally creates criminals and crime with individuals employed at all levels of the system motivated for truly beneficial programs to fail.

KEYWORDS: Bert Hoskins, Chairman of BC Alcohol and Drug Commission, Alliance of Alien Prisoners, “deportation parole”, Bill C-21, United Native Club

Coded by Kayla Fulton