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Campaign Video and Photo Shoot for Bell Let’s Talk OCDC

HAVE YOU OR ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES BEEN INCARCERATED AT THE OTTAWA-CARLETON DETENTION CENTRE (OCDC)?

Join CPEP for our #BellLetsTalkOCDC campaign video and photo shoot on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 between 11:30am and 5:30pm.

The Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) is looking for participants for a video and photo shoot for its upcoming #BellLetsTalkOCDC campaign that will demand Bell Canada support the mental health of people incarcerated at OCDC and their loved ones by:

1) Reducing its predatory pricing on phone services for people incarcerated in Ontario’s jails and prisons and their families (e.g. it costs $25 for a 20-minute long-distance collect call); and
2) Updating its obsolete services so that people inside OCDC can call cell phones to speak with their loved ones (currently they can only call landlines).

CPEP members will be filming and taking photos in various locations in downtown Ottawa and at OCDC. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us at cpep.action@gmail.com with your name, phone number and availability by Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00pm. From there, a meeting spot in downtown Ottawa will be arranged. An honorarium will be made available to current and former prisoners, and their family members for participating in the video and photo shoot.

Can’t make it out this Wednesday? Send a photo of yourself with your high phone bills owing to Bell’s OCDC phone service charges (blacking out phone numbers and your address) to cpep.action@gmail.com and we will post it on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages on #BellLetsTalk day taking place Wednesday, January 30, 2019.