May 14th – Prison is a Death Sentence: An Online Solidarity Action

UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF THE ACTIONS AND WEBINAR! Across the country, people of conscience have been rising in solidarity with prisoners to ensure that no one is left behind in our response to the spread of COVID-19.

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Despite numerous calls for depopulation in federal prisons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness remain committed to a dangerous level of inaction that will result in preventable deaths.

We will not sit idly by while people detained in immigration holding centres and federal prisons continue to be left behind. We demand the immediate expansion of diversion and decarceration measures, such as bail and temporary absences, to protect incarcerated people.

Watch the online action featuring: Souheil Benslimane, Desmond Cole, El Jones, and many community members from so-called “Toronto”, “Ottawa”, and “Vancouver”.

Artwork by Syrus Marcus Ware
Full size poster HERE