2 episodes

Rehabilitation must be improved in Canadian prison systems — but what is it, and why is it needed?

This podcast seeks to answer these questions by amplifying ex-offenders’ voices and shedding light on their experiences in the criminal justice system. Bolstered by stories from restorative justice advocates, academics, and grassroots community organizers, we will explore why people commit crimes, how they serve their time, and why it matters.

In There, Out Here CFRC Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture

Rehabilitation must be improved in Canadian prison systems — but what is it, and why is it needed?

This podcast seeks to answer these questions by amplifying ex-offenders’ voices and shedding light on their experiences in the criminal justice system. Bolstered by stories from restorative justice advocates, academics, and grassroots community organizers, we will explore why people commit crimes, how they serve their time, and why it matters.

    Episode 2: Lisa Guenther

    Episode 2: Lisa Guenther

    In this episode Mikella and Phoebe interview Lisa Guenther, a professor at Queen’s University in Critical Prison Studies. We talk about prison abolition, Lisa’s experiences working with men on death row, and the complexities of restorative justice and sexual violence. At Queen’s, Lisa runs the Walls to Bridges program, a for-credit course where university students join incarcerated students in Collins Bay Institution to learn about restorative justice.

    • 40 min
    Pete Brown

    Pete Brown

    Pete Brown is the National Program Manager at 7th Step Society Canada, a program designed to help offenders and ex-offenders change their behaviour and attitudes using a basic self-help philosophy. Its fundamental principles are realistic thinking and positive peer pressure. Pete himself was sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison, and he dedicates his time to helping other ex-offenders.

    https://podcast.cfrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/2024-03-13-18_02_34-UNFINISHED-Podcast.mp3

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