Dauphin jail closure: Manitoba NDP must abandon failed law and order politics
The closing of the Dauphin jail is a victory: keeping jails open is not a way to keep anyone safe, together with family, or to improve conditions in particular places. Now, The Manitoba NDP must either distinguish itself as a party genuinely committed to new politics, or confirm that it will continue with failed law and order politics which increased jail capacity by 52% while doubling the jail population during their 17-year hold on power.
A Punishing Regime
The expansion of the criminal justice system has become a central part of political and economic restructuring in Canada and it demands attention. This special issue of Canadian Dimension contributes to the documentation of what this shift looks like and the ways people are resisting it.