Human Rights in Action (2008)

Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences

This handbook was produced for use in the prison advocacy training part of the Human Rights in Action (HRIA) project. The HRIA project is dedicated to ensuring that the human rights of all prisoners are protected, especially those of women prisoners who are racialized and those with disabling mental health issues. The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about how the law applies to women in prison and to aid in the training of prisoner advocates. Prisoner advocates include current prisoners who advocate for themselves and their peers while inside, as well as ex-prisoners and activist allies in the community who also advocate with and for women inside.

This handbook includes the following sections:
Part I - Introduction (The law in Canada and prisoner advocacy)
Part II - Arriving in prison
Part III - Protecting your rights
Part IV - Restrictive measures
Part V - Conditional release
Part IV - Remedies

Get resource
ISBN: 
978-0-9691975-0-8
Added: 
2008-11-12
APA citation
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, Native Women's Association of Canada and Strength in Sisterhood. Human Rights in Action 2008. Web. 24 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/hra/hra.pdf>
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, Native Women's Association of Canada & Strength in Sisterhood (2008). Human Rights in Action. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/hra/hra.pdf
© 2020 Copian Library