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Disability Advocacy Weekly 7/27/2016

In Albany NY this week a legal services group says that a state agency responsible for investigating abuse and neglect of disabled New Yorkers isn’t effective and should be moved into the state attorney general’s office. 565 more words


On Hinkley and Freddie

News outlet are reporting that John Hinkley, Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is set to be released from a mental hospital after nearly 35 years of commitment to the psychiatric facility. 884 more words

Five foreign Prison books

During secondary school, I fell out with reading and books in general. I don’t like being told what to do or when to do it; and the whole ‘Now we’ll read this book for this long’ didn’t sit well with 14 year old me. 1,354 more words

Book Review

Le coût de la diète religieuse bondit dans les prisons

Part of the cost of living in a diverse society and respecting different faiths:

Le coût des repas religieux servis dans les prisons québécoises a bondi au cours de la dernière année, en particulier en ce qui concerne les mets préparés pour les détenus de confession juive.

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Prisons | Opposing Views


  • What is the purpose of prisons?
    • Is it to punish people when they don’t follow laws?
    • Is it to change people’s behaviour?
    • Is it to keep dangerous criminals away from the rest of society?
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Punished for being Poor

Listen in to a discussion between a liberal and conservative and the topic will eventually center around liberty and equality. For the conservative, liberty is the prize. 650 more words

Don’t blame inmates who defend themselves in Ontario’s unsafe jails, judge says

Yes, Michael Short shivved a guy in a provincial jail with a ceramic knife he kept in his shoe. But, says the judge who acquitted him of a crime for doing it, what else could he do? 723 more words