Off the Hour / Apr. 10, 5-6pm / Prison Radio

Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM at 5pm and listen to Prison Radio!

Featured on today’s program:

The question on the minds of many NFL fans over the past week is: Does Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson have gang ties? The better question might be: What does «gang ties» mean, anyway? And even more, does this loose characterization threaten the contract status and livelihood of other players around the league? To answer this we’ll air the latest commentary by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

On today’s show we’ll talk with Christine Hemingway – who filed a lawsuit against the BC Corrections, Surrey Pre-Trial Services Center and the Alouette Correctional Center for Women for neglect - based on the lack of adequate healthcare she received while in provincial prison in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

We have an interview with Joel Bitar, a prisoner who was extradited to Canada from the USA for his involvement during the G20 protests in Toronto in 2010 and who is presently incarcerated in the Central North Correctional Centre, which is a maximum security prison located in Penetanguishene, Ontario.

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