Canada's crime rates are at their lowest since the 1970s. But the number of prisons and prisoners to fill them is going up. Megaphone #151 focuses on the affect bail and probation restrictions have on increasing prison populations, when poor, mentally ill, or otherwise marginalized people are harshly punished for not abiding by court orders.
Locked Away: How our correctional system is failing
Also in this issue: A popular incarcerated mom and baby program ordered reinstated by a B.C. judge has yet to return to our women's prison; vendor Peter Thompson talks about narrowly missing being hit by a car while selling Megaphone; Portland Hotel Society scandal leaves uncertain future for the DTES' biggest housing and social service provider; and much more!