Prisons

Rape? Not funny.

Rape is never funny. (Perhaps unless you are Sarah Silverman. But that’s a whole other post.) Rape doesn’t become funny when the target is a man. And in particular, it’s not funny when the target is a male prisoner. Jokes about dropping the soap in the penitentiary shower room? Not funny. If someone you disapprove… More »

HIV? Thanks, officer.

Police crackdowns on drug use lead to increases in HIV transmission. This assertion is supported by “Do Not Cross,” a just-released report from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. To avoid HIV, hepatitis, abcesses and other health problems, ideally an injection drug user should use a new, clean needle each time. But when people are afraid… More »