“Tough on Crime, Tough on BIPOC”: The Racialized Interplay between Police Violence and The Prison System.

By Priscilla Ojomu

By putting the spotlight on Canada, the relationship between police brutality, racial profiling and the overrepresentation of marginalized groups in the prison population is examined, leaving no stone untouched. Government initiatives such as “tough on crime” strategies are analyzed to expose detrimental results such as increasing police violence, dangerous prison conditions, and the systemic oppression of BIPOC.