Join the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project for No Cops! No Jails! Holiday Trivia Night. This virtual Holiday Trivia Night is a fundraiser for the Jail Accountability & Information Line.
Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cpep-holiday-trivia-fundraiser-tickets-130960246623
About this Event
This is a night for community connectedness, joy, and knowledge. It is Pay what you can (recommended donation $25.00 per player). Donations can be sent via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom link for playing will be sent out after prior to the event via email (be sure to register).
The Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), started by students and professors at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, aims to bring together critical criminologists, students, researchers, community members, front-line workers, and those affected by criminalization and punishment, to carry out such public education, activism, and research in the hopes of creating social change. Particularly, CPEP members work to identify key issues to be the focus of criminological and social justice inquiry, develop collaborative research projects, and plan and carry out related public education and advocacy initiatives.
About the JAIL Line:
The Jail Accountability & Information Line (JAIL) takes calls from people imprisoned at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) and their loved ones on weekdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Since its launch on 10 December 2018, the JAIL hotline has taken more than 5,000 calls from prisoners at OCDC.
The JAIL hotline works with callers to address the human rights issues they face at the Ottawa jail, including grossly inadequate medical care and diet, denial of religious rights, and lack of affordable communication with loved ones. It also connects callers to community supports and services to facilitate their safe release from custody. In addition to jail oversight and community re-entry work, the JAIL hotline supports prisoner-led campaigns and events to reduce the use and harms of imprisonment at OCDC.