HOW CANADA’S PRIS­ONS ARE FAIL­ING WOMEN

(AND EV­ERY­ONE ELSE)

Herizons - - Contents - By Kim Pate

An im­pas­sioned es­say by the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Cana­dian As­so­ca­tion of El­iz­a­beth Fry So­ci­eties calls for an end to the prac­tice of seg­re­ga­tion as a form of pun­ish­ment in pris­ons and asks that, as a so­ci­ety, we ex­am­ine the rea­sons we in­car­cer­ate peo­ple in the first place.

In­stead of con­tin­u­ing to sup­port in­sti­tu­tions that man­u­fac­ture and ex­ac­er­bate men­tal health prob­lems, Canada should abol­ish the prac­tice of seg­re­ga­tion and re­think pris­ons al­to­gether, ar­gues Kim Pate, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of El­iz­a­beth Fry So­ci­eties and pro­fes­sor of law at the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa.

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