it's been a long time since i've posted anything here. i had hoped that the blog would continue to be used by prisoners after my release, and although it's been a slow start, i still hope that will happen. i've been in touch recently with a woman named Jeanette Tossounion who is currently serving a sentence at Vanier. she asked me to post the following piece to Bored But Not Broken. it's a really good example of the pettiness of the institution's need for control, and of the significant consequences it can have on the inmates there.
i have a piece from an inmate at Edmonton Institution that i'll post here soon. please keep reading - there are so many people looking to tell their stories to people who give a shit. and if you're in touch with any prisoners please do let them know that they're welcome to post stuff here. thanks!