This issue begins with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and the effects that isolation and solitary confinement have on incarcerated individuals in the Canadian prison system.  Covered in this issue are articles focused on alternatives to prisons, but more specifically the abolition of prisons. Attention is focused on the establishment of community services after release, alongside programs in prison that prepare for reintegration. Also discussed  in this issue are parole, drug use, capital punishment and sexual orientation and identity.

KEYWORDS: marijuana, hugging for mental health, Prison Abolition, Ruth Morris, Bill C-9 (Bill  C-157), penal colony, gender identity, Privacy Act, Bridge House


Coded by: Kendra Fentiman