“Hope from behind bars, the fight to end Solitary Confinement in Texas”

“This story is a candid look at what it’s like to spend decades in isolation, and the struggle to rehabilitate those who have experienced it. ‘It is torture, and I think the torture begins mentally,’ said Dennis Hope. For 32 years, Dennis Hope has been in prison. ‘When you begin to look at yourself like […]

New “Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities” Released

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care launched a Juvenile Standards Task Force, which included physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and mental health experts from around the nation. Corrections1 reports “the revised and updated standards are up-to-date with best practices and knowledge gained over last seven years.” “‘Not only does this revision reflect our current understanding […]

Canada: The BC Federation of Labour Calls for Policing Alternatives

Indigenous woman with shoulder length hair stands behind microphone, in front of a white wall, with some other meeting attendants behind her.

Several historic resolutions supporting Indigenous rights were considered at this year’s convention. “‘We have to come to terms with the violence that the police have on our people,’ Marjorie Dumont, a BC Teachers’ Federation delegate and a Wet’suwet’en member, told BC Federation of Labour conference attendees on Tuesday.” Reporting for the Tyee, Zak Vescera and […]