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A poster, brochure, and information on jail chaplaincies and the corrections system.
The Capital Punishment Debate
Diemer, Ulli
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
The role of church people in the correctional system.
The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
Kofman, Ava
Various companies and government agencies aim to use technology that measures biological features such as facial expressions or tone of voice to assess individuals, such as refugee claimants or potent...
Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Chomsky, Noam
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
If boycotts could change the system they'd be illegal
Mortinston, Peter
A ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal says that boycotting by a grassroots group Friends of the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation of Daishowa paper products was illegal because it resulted in economic harm t...
Obama and the Boy in the Metal Box: The Incarceration of John Walker Lindh
Teitelman, Michael
Clemency for John Walker Lindh would open up to public scrutiny an outrageous injustice that high officials in the Bush administration deliberately perpetrated on an American citizen after the 9/11 at...
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor
Herivel, Tara; Wright, Paul
Essays on the cruelty and inhumanity of the American prison system.
Rejected for jury duty
Conarroe, Richard Riley
Discussing the effectiveness of the policies of the "war on drugs" -- in the courtroom.
Resisting State Violence: Justice Or Just Us
Burton, Orisanmi
None of the ambiguities that surrounded Mike Brown’s killing are present in the grotesque spectacle of Eric Garner’s murder. By now the whole world has watched the man die at the hands of police witho...
The Return of Debtors' Prisons: Reservations for the Poor
Breyman, Steve
Nearly a quarter of the people spending time behind bars on Riker’s Island in 2008 - one in four inmates - were there because they didn’t have the money to pay bail on a misdemeanor charge. These unfo...
Too Few To Count: Canadian Women in Conflict with the Law
Adelberg, Ellen; Currie, Claudia
US Justice on Trial: Why Cameron Should Tell Obama to Get Stuffed
Rodley, Yvone
The US justice system and extradition treaty.

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A Grand Juror Speaks
The inside story of how prosecutors always get their way
Lewis-Kraus, Gideon
Lewis-Kraus recounts his inside story as a member of a grand jury in New York.
Life Sentence
Stories from four decades of court reporting - or, how I fell out of love with the Canadian justice system (especially judges)
Blatchford, Christie
Through an examination of notable trials she has covered, Chrisitie Blatchford makes the case that Canada's judicial system is out of control and often inept. Judges, she says, are the new senators, u...

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Bulletin of the Quaker Jails and Justice Committee
Vol. 1 No. 5
Bishop, Elaine; Harkins, Kathy (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Irregularly published newsletter outlining some of the current concerns and activities of the Quaker Committee.