Audio: Members of CPEP and the JAIL Hotline sit down with David Moscrop

Open to Debate with David Moscrop - do we need prisons
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“Do we need prisons?” is the question posed by the host of Open to Debate, David Moscrop. CPEP members Justin Piché and Souheil Benslimane sit down with him to answer questions about the history of prisons, prison policy, prison abolition, and how we make a just transition away from prisons and human caging into something that helps people, reduces harm to people and strengthens our communities.
From Open to Debate’s website:
“For years, researchers, activists, and both current and former prisoners have asked “Do we need prisons?” The state of correctional services in Canada and around the world–and the disparity between the theory of corrections and its practice–make this a timely and important question that reflects concerns about justice, equity, dignity, and decency. In episode 3 of Open to Debate, David Moscrop sits down with Justin Piché, an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, where he is also the Director of the Carceral Studies Research Collective, and Souheil Benslimane, a former prisoner and a member of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, the Ottawa Sanctuary City Network, and the Coordinator of the Jail Accountability and Information Line.”
David Moscrop is the host of the new podcast series on the 2020 Network called Open to Debate. Below is his bio information:
David Moscrop, Ph.D.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
Contributing Columnist, Washington Post
Twitter: @David_Moscrop
Book: Too Dumb for Democracy? Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones
Latest Publication: “When is Deliberation Democratic?” Journal of Public Deliberation, vol.12, issue 2 (2016).