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COVID-19 Webinars

Webinar – The Prison State During the Pandemic: Assessing Abolitionist Gains and Future Directions May 28th, Featuring: Meenakshi Mannoe, Vancouver Prison Justice Day Committee, Anonymous Member, Montreal-based Anti-Carceral Group, Hanna Garson, East Coast Prison Justice Society, Dr. Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land, Bar None Winnipeg; Assist. Prof. University of Winnipeg, Nancy Van Styvendale, Free Lands Free Peoples; Assoc. Prof. University of Alberta. Moderated By Jessica Evans, Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project; Assist. Prof. Ryerson University.

Webinar – A De-carceral City: Redefining Safety, Building Community May 25th, Featuring: Lema Ljtemaye (Climate Justice Ottawa), Fiona Jeffries (Ottawa Sanctuary City Network), Mumina Egal & Nima Hussein (Herongate Tenant Coalition), Dillon Black (Ottawa Coalition To End Violence Against Women) & Souheil Benslimane (Criminalization and Punishment Education Project). Moderator: Rachel Fayter (Carceral Studies Research Collective).

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Webinar – Censorship in Prisons May 21st, Paul Wright – Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and Editor of Prison Legal News, Laureen St. Amour – mother of the late Justin St. Amour, Yavar Hameed – Human Rights Lawyer, Martha Painter – Womens’ Wellness Within, Sena Hussein – Communications & Resource Development Coordinator for PASAN and Lead Editor of Cell Count magazine, Jarrod Shook – artist & activist.

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and Justice For Soli Conversation series, talking about supporting prisoners during COVID-19, May 20th, featuring: Yusuf Faqiri – Founder of Justice for Soli, Lindsay Jennings – CAEFS, and Souheil Benslimane – Coordinator of the JAIL Hotline and CPEP Member.

Action and Webinar – Prison Is A Death Sentence! May 14th, Moderated by El Jones and Desmond Cole. Featuring: Souheil Benslimane, Martha Paynter, Sheena, Meenakshi Mannoe.

Webinar – Indigenous Knowledge and Abolition. April 30th, featuring: Pamela Palmater, Giselle Dias, Joey “Twins” Young, Wanda Whitebird, Les Harper.

Webinar – Policing The Pandemic in Ottawa: Impacts and Alternatives. April 27, featuring: Alexander McClelland (Policing the Pandemic), Samantha McAleese & Erica Ifill (CAMS / Coalition Against More Surveillance), Khulud Baig (CAWI / City for All Women Initiative), Sean Leblanc & Catherine Hacksel (Drug Users Advocacy League), Mélanie Stafford (OPO / Overdose Prevention Ottawa), Michael Spratt (Criminal Defence Counsel and Partner, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP).

Webinar – Supporting those left inside. April 23, featuring: Anthony Morgan, Kevin Egan, Lindsay Jennings, Barton Solidarity Project, Members of the Jail Accountability and Information Hotline.

Webinar – Contain Covid Not People. April 16th 2020, featuring: Zoë Dodd, Tyson Young, Charlotte Smith, Rima Berns-McGown, Dan Parlow

Webinar – Contain Covid Not People. April 2nd, featuring: Robyn Maynard, Anita Szigeti, Justin Piché

Webinar – Contain Covid Not People. March 26th, featuring, El Jones – East Coast Prison Justice, Syrus Marcus-Ware – Black Lives Matter-Toronto, Lindsay Jennings – Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN), Souheil Benslimane – Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, Dean Spade – Associate Prof at Seattle University School of Law

Bell Let’s Talk Campaign

2020 #BellLetsTalkOCDC Campaign for free phone calls for prisoners

2019 #BellLetsTalkOCDC Campaign for free phone calls for prisoners

#BellLetsTalkOCDC

#BellLetsTalk #BellLetsTalkOCDC Provide prisoners and their families with more accessible and affordable phone calls to help diminish the mental distress associate with incarceration #BellLetsTalkPIC

Posted by Criminalization and Punishment Education Project on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 #BellLetsTalkOCDC Campaign for free phone calls for prisoners

#BellLetsTalk – Will you accept the charges?

"Bell, will you accept the charges?" by Jarrod Shook was originally created as part of the #BellLetsTalkOCDC / Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre campaign in 2019, which is now part of the #BellLetUsTalk campaign.Yesterday on #BellLetsTalk day, Bell reminded us that "When it comes to mental health, every action counts". Our petition promoting mental health behind and beyond bars through #FreeJailCalls to landlines and cell phones from Ontario prisons now has over 4,000 signatures and counting. Please sign the petition linked below and share this post today to help us spread the word and get to 5,000 signatures:https://www.change.org/p/bell-give-prisoners-access-to-free-phones-nowBackground:It's 2020 and Ontario's jail phone system operated by Bell Canada still doesn't allow prisoners to call cell phones. Prisoners can only reach their loved ones and community care providers through expensive collect calls to landlines. This outdated and predatory system contributes to the isolation, economic hardship and mental distress experienced by people impacted by human caging. Join us @CPEPgroup to demand change! We demand that: 1) The Ministry of the Solicitor General and the Ontario Government replaces the current outdated and expensive provincial jail phone system with one that a) makes telecommunication cost-free for Ontario's provincial prisoners and their community supports, b) allows prisoners to call any number in Canada directly – including cellphones, and c) increases or eliminates the 20-minute limit on phone calls; and 2) The Government of Ontario promotes keeping loved ones connected by reducing the use of human caging through greater investments in initiatives that a) meet the basic needs of all Ontarians (i.e. access to housing, education, employment, health and mental health care, etc.), b) prevent violence and offer access to transformative justice when harm occurs, as well as c) divert and decarcerate people from jail to the extent possible.#BellLetsTalkPrisonerMentalHealth#BellLetsTalkPIC / prison industrial complex#BellLetsTalkOntarioJailPhonesUntil we have #FreeJailPhones #BoycottBell#Divert #Decarcerate #DemandPrisonsChange while working towards a #JustTransitionFromThePIC #BuildCommunitiesNotCages #BoycottPrisons

Posted by Criminalization and Punishment Education Project on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

#NOPE(No On Prison Expansion) Campaign

OCDC Campaign








Ending the Revolving Door of Pre-Trial Detention in Ottawa and Beyond (Audio)