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What cultural change would improve the health and wellness of your society? Today we chat with Yana about cultural ideas such as retributive or punitive justice – Yana is a criminology researcher after all – and discuss social leadership. When I’m gaming and see anti-social or harmful behaviour from a teenager, what responsibility do I have to intervene or improve the culture?

We ask important questions like: Is it possible to release only non-violent offenders for a temporary indefinite leave of absence where they are under house arrest with relatives if they have somewhere to go? Should we be releasing our non-violent offenders to save them – and us – from COVID-19? How would such a release reduce COVID-19 in the non-incarcerated population? And how would a release like that affect our way of thinking about imprisonment and punitive justice if letting them live under house arrest doesn’t increase crime? 

I also incorrectly say that in Manitoba, 98% of girls incarcerated are indigenous. In Saskatchewan, 98% of girls incarcerated are indigenous. In Manitoba it’s 82% of girls and 81% of boys. Keep in mind that the population of Saskatchewan that is indigenous is about 15%. These numbers are less than two years old as I write this and linked in the long episode description.

But let’s hear more about society and criminology from the expert herself, here on Intimate Interactions.

Indigenous stats (98% of girls incarcerated in Saskatchewan are indigenous; 92% of boys)

Link for petition – Petition/List of Demands

Fundraiser to support prisoners and their families in Ontario:

Here’s some numbers of COVID cases in Canadian prisons if people want to take a look at them: