Past CPEP Events
December 8, 2015: Imagining a world without prisons and punishment
December 1, 2015: A new federal government, a new direction for solitary confinement?
November 26, 2015: Screening of “Life Inside Ottawa’s Jail“
October 19, 2015: Election viewing party
August 10, 2015: Prisoners’ Justice Day in Ottawa
May 29, 2015: CPEP Open Stage and Art Exhibition
May 27, 2015: Screening of “Til the Cows Come Home“
April 15, 2015: Public Forum at City Hall on Conditions at Ottawa’s local jail (OCDC)
March 26, 2015: MEME-OFF!
February 10, 2015: Public Forum on Circles of Support and Accountability
February 7, 2015: The wrongful conviction and injustice association of Carleton Conference
October 9, 2014: The Death of Ashley Smith in Federal Prison: March and Silent Vigil to Denounce 7 Years of Inaction
October 9, 2014: Open House and Documentary Screening of CBC’s State of Incarceration
October 1, 2014: Ending the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Imprisonment In Ottawa and Beyond (Co-sponsored by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association”
March 5, 2014 Beyond the Walls: Community-based Punishments
In 2010-2011, of the 163,000 adults sentenced in Canada, 23% were incarcerated while 77% were under community supervision (e.g. parole, probation). Tens of thousands more are also supervised while on bail as their cases move through the courts. Community-based punishments include strict conditions that individuals must abide by. These conditions and their monitoring have become increasingly punitive in recent years under the guise of “public safety” and “getting tough on crime”, both provincially and federally. Not complying with these conditions often leads to imprisonment and/or new criminal charges.
April, 5 2013:From Pardon to Suspension: One Year Later
May, 4 2013:Breaking the Silence: Artists for Justice