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Past Events and News

November 29, 2017: Lessons Learned from Past Campaigns on Carceral Expansion: A Teach-in on key lessons and tactics from the United States

November 27, 2017: CU in the City Public Discussion: A Bigger Jail for Ottawa or Community Alternatives?

September 26 and 28, 2017: No On Prison Expansion / #NOPE! teach-ins at uOttawa and Carleton U – Let’s stop a jail from getting built in Ottawa!

May 26, 2016: OCDC prisoners launch class-action lawsuit 

May 12, 2016: Ottawa’s Jail: The Costs of Human Warehousing, Ottawa City Hall

April 5th, 2016: Decarcerate OCDC: Exploring Alternatives to Criminalization and Punishment5 April at 9:00– 11:00, UOttawa, Faculty of Social Sciences Room 4004

March 21, 2016: Call out for stories Experiences with ion scanners in Canadian prisons: Have you experienced a ‘false positive’ on the ion scanner when visiting a Canadian prison? If so, we want to hear your story.

March 3, 2016: ‘Shocking’ solitary stats for inmates

March 2, 2016: ‘Desperate measures’: Spike in female inmates proves prison system isn’t working, expert says

March 1, 2016: Data reveal ‘shocking’ numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary

Feb. 26, 2016: Drugs — but no help for addicts — available at detention centre, prisoners say

Feb. 22, 2016: Ottawa lawyer applauds Liberal government’s first step to bail reform

Feb. 15, 2016: Ottawa’s jail troubled, says NDP critic

Feb. 10, 2016: Minister to form working group to address overcrowding in jails, says OPSEU