What is life like after exiting prison? Starting over isn’t easy. Those who are released from prison face all sorts of challenges as they work to reintegrate back into community. This can be difficult for individuals, as they navigate a system that doesn’t always set them up for success. Most inmates will return to their communities. So we have to decide. Do we want them to succeed, or are we satisfied with the status quo?

In part one of this series, we examine housing and homelessness after incarceration through the voices and stories of frontline workers and those with lived experience. Listen up and learn along with us!

CONTENT WARNING
This episode contains discussion around suicidal thoughts. If you not in a place to listen, please consider skipping this episode.

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” -Albert Einstein

Is change possible in the Canadian prison system? If so, it starts with changing our way of thinking. Then, we must put our new knowledge into action. Systemic change isn’t easy, but it is necessary, and it is possible.

There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love for her child. It’s fierce. Protective. The perfect mix of strength and softness blended together. On today’s episode, two mothers share their stories about what it’s like to have a child in prison and the lengths they will go to support them. We explore the impact of incarceration on families, specifically in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and the love a mother has for her son.

Do you listen to podcasts?

We are really excited to announce our new podcast, Know Justice: Conversations around justice and advocacy for those at risk of injustice.

If that seems interesting to you, we’d love it if you’d listen. Then be sure to subscribe, rate and share to help spread the word!

Check out the first episode of Know Justice here, or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://knowjustice.simplecast.com/episodes/the-rights-of-inmates

Episode Notes: In this inaugural episode of Know Justice, host Blair Roberts introduces you to the podcast and the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan. We dive into deeper conversation around prisoner rights and why its important we as a society recognize and advocate for them. We interview Pierre Hawkins, Public Legal Counsel at John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, to learn more about his work supporting inmates with discipline issues while they are in prison. Thanks for listening to episode 1!

In this inaugural episode of Know Justice, host Blair Roberts introduces you to the podcast and the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan. We dive into deeper conversation around prisoner rights and why its important we as a society recognize and advocate for them. We interview Pierre Hawkins, Public Legal Counsel at John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, to learn more about his work supporting inmates with discipline issues while they are in prison.

Thanks for joining us for episode 1!