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Program Information
 Stark Raven 
 Regular Show
 Alison Cunningham, Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
 Stark Raven Radio  
 For non-profit use only.
Interview with Alison Cunningham about the effects of a mother's incarceration on her kids. Letter from security certificate detainees who are on hunger strike in Guantanamo North. Prison News.
Stark Raven Radio - Tiffany Chong, Emily Aspinwall, Marge Lam, Louise Croft

[4:26 - 28:56]
Each year at least 20,000 children in Canada are separated from their mothers because of incarceration. That is because 70 % of women who are in prison are mothers. As the number of women in prison continues to rise, the social consequences of separating mothers from their children becomes more severe.
Alison Cunningham is the Director of Research & Planning at the Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System. ( She is the co-author of a report on children of incarcerated mothers titled WAITING FOR MOMMY: Giving a Voice to the Hidden Victims of Imprisonment. The report can be found at

[36:30 -42:01]
Prison News:
-Activists protest outside Guantanamo Bay Prison demanding its closure
-Overcrowded California prisons leads to out of state transfers
-Canadian man outraged that ambassador hindered his release from a Syrian prison
-Riot in El Savadorian prison leave 21 prisoners dead
-First lesbian marriage behind bars in Canada
-Women who was left naked in cell receives an RCMP apology

Open letter from three security certificate detainees currently on hunger strike in Canada's Guantanamo North.

Show includes intro/extro, show & station IDs, music and announcements.


For more information on Stark Raven, our podcast and on Canadian prison issues, check out:

Stark Raven covers prison issues weekly on Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO 102.7 FM. Online at (The first 3 Mondays of each month from 7-8pm, Pacific Time).

To contact Stark Raven Radio or to join our email lists to receive a monthly email (with prison news, audio and upcoming show highlights), email stark-raven (at) coopradio (dot) org. 604-682-3269 x3019

 Stark Raven Show: Jan 8th, Kids of Incacerated Mothers Download Program Podcast
01:03:58 English 2007-01-08
 Vancouver, BC
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