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GroundWire - August 14th

Prisoner Justice Day Edition

by GroundWire

August 14th – Prisoner Justice Day Edition

This episode of GroundWire was produced and hosted by Carly Forbes

The Headlines

  • Kelly Plug Back a g20 arrestee is no longer on house arrest and can have unrestricted access to her fiancé Julian Ichim on the condition that he severs ties with anti-poverty group SOS    Julian Ichim and the Support Krew for Kelly
  • Justin Piché editor of the Journal Prisoners on Prisons speaks about the legislation that has led to overcrowding in prisons Dee Prison Radio | CKUT, Montreal

The Features:

In this edition, Peter Collin’s speaks about the cooptation of Prisoner Justice day by the correctional service of Canada  and about the censorship of a portrait he made of Ashley Smith. Dee Prison Radio |CKUT, Montreal

In Montreal there was a demo and walking tour in solidarity with prisoners in Pelican Bay that also highlighted local industries that profit off of the Prison Industrial complex.  Elise spoke with Helen Hudson and an Anonymous member of the Pelican Bay Solidarity Committee in Montreal Elise EisenKraft Klein | CKUT, Montreal

And We will also feature the ongoing expansion of Stoney Creek prison just north of Winnepeg with an interview with John Hutton, the executive director of the John Howard Society of Manitoba.  We will also hear about  prison expansion in Kingston with an interview with Robin from EPIC (End the Prison Industrial Complex). Josh Brandon and Karen Mackintosh | CKUW, Winnipeg and Anne Hanson | CFRC, Kingston

On the Community Radio Report, we will hear from the folks who produce the show Terra Informa. Sam Kriviak | CJSR, Edmonton

This episode features Security Remix by Abstract Random

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