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Videos & Websites:
Inside Canadas Prisons -CBC special 2014 (2hrs 9 mins)
16x9- Behind Bars: Overcrowded prisons in Canada Global news (10.29 mins)
State of Incarceration- CBC Doc Zone 2014 (45:10)
Prison Documentaries: :
Lost for Life: Could you forgive? (75 mins)
Nelson Mandela: Free at last (80 mins)
Young kids, Hard time (Directors Cut) (46 mins)
Solitary Confinement- National Geographic (50 mins)
Miami Mega jail (59 mins)
Prisons & Gardens:
Dozens of prisoners across the country are turning to gardening for rehabilitation
A Permaculture Garden Inside San Quentin State Prison- (where program started in
2002 transformative curriculum with experiential gardening and reduce
Better inmates through prison gardens (Spokane Washington)
#WhatsWorking: Prison Gardening Programs Huffington Post June 2015
Local experts:
Guest speaker on Social Justice issues: possibly chaplain from Correctional Centre
Guest speaker on Ecological Justice issues: possibly Janet or Adam

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NonFiction: Doing Time in the Garden: Life Lessons through Prison Horticulture ~
James Jiler (2006)
This is the first comprehensive guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural
training programs. James Jiler combines an engaging personal account of running a
highly successful horticultural vocation program at the largest jail complex in the
United States with a practical guide to starting and managing prison and re-entry
gardening programs.
James Jiler directs the Greenhouse Project for male and female inmates at New
York City's Rikers Island jail system. He also directs the GreenTeam of ex-offenders,
who work on landscape-related projects throughout New York State. Jiler's humor
and heartfelt stories about prison community and clear explanations of what works
broaden this book's appeal to social activists, educators, and those involved with atrisk populations and community gardens.


Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison ~ Piper

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the
reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before.
But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at
the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled

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Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187424one of the millions of people

who disappear down the rabbit hole of the American penal system. From her first
strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with
its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from
all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of
wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times
enraging, Kermans story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prisonwhy it
is we lock so many away and what happens to them when theyre there.


Native Son ~ Richard Wright

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas has been headed for jail. It could have been for
assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the
story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young
white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wrights
powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of
hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it
means to be black in America.
Supplemental Sources:
Warehousing Prisoners in Saskatchewan: A Public Health Approach ~ Dr. James
Crisis in Correctional Services: Overcrowding and inmates with mental health
problems in provincial correctional facilities. Public Services Foundation of Canada
Locked Out: Special Report: Inmate Services and Conditions of Custody in
Saskatchewan Correctional Centres.