World Aids Day Special. Closer look at prisoner led harm reduction initiatives and HIV/AIDS inside Canadian prisons. Update on the cancellation of the Safer Tattooing project in prisons.
Stark Raven Radio.
Emily Aspinwall, Tiffany Chong, Marge Lam
Features an interview with Jim Motherall. Jim was a prisoner who worked with other prisoners to take action to prevent the spread of HIV and HEP C. When inside, Jim was the chairperson of the Stony Mountain Penitentiary Health Awareness Group at Stoney Mountain Medium security Prison just outside Winnipeg.
He continues his work advocating for prisoners health now that he is on the outside. We spoke with him about harm reduction and HIV on the inside.
Features an interview with Richard Elliott, from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network on the cancellation of the safer tattooing sites inside prisons. http://www.aidslaw.ca/
Prison News Highlights:
-Ex-ombudsman for prisoners criticized by Auditor General for skipping work, improper expenses
-Tories plan to reform the bail process
Show includes intro/extro, show & station IDs, music and announcements.
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