Jail Accountability and Information Line (JAIL)
The Jail Accountability and Information Line takes calls from prisoners and their loved ones from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. This line tracks issues experienced by people incarcerated at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, advocating for their needs to be met in a dignified and respectful manner, while connecting them to community supports for when they are released.
The Jail Hotline’s three quarterly reports and reporting on the provincial prison phone system are available here to be read and downloaded:
1st Quarter: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/JAIL-Hotline_Q1-Report_Final.pdf
2nd Quarter: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jail-Hotline_Q2-Report_Final.pdf
3rd Quarter: http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Q3-Report_JAIL-Hotline_final.pdf
Will you accept the Charges Phone System Report(October 2019). Documenting the problems with the Bell Canada administered provincial prison phone system: http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ontario-Jail-Telephone-Report_JAIL-Hotline_Final_October-2019.pdf
Donations to the Jail Hotline can be made by clicking the big yellow donate button and filling out a short form on Ottawa U’s donation website. CPEP uses the OttawaU donation page because they ensure that 100% of the donation is given to us, as opposed to other online donation platforms that take a cut of the donation. You can specify any donation amount by clicking in the “other amount” section of the form.