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. (www.lfcc.on.ca) 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 http://www.cefso.ca/pubs.html
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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.
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