Join us on January 13th 2017 at The Circle of Life Thunderbird House for a free screening of 13th, a 2016 american documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery except as punishment for a crime. (more…)
Seven people have died in Manitoba jails in 2016. Five died in the Winnipeg Remand Centre: Hollie Hall, Errol Greene, Robert McAdam, Russell Spence, and Lance Harper. We still don’t know the names of the two who died in the Dauphin and Headingley correctional centres. They all have families and friends who are left grieving their loss and desperately searching for answers. How could a system that prides itself on “protecting the public” allow so many to die?