http://carfms.org/introducing-de-carceral-futures/ (A Just Transition: Moving Away from Prison Construction in Canada. 3rd article from the top)





Prisoners’ Justice Day Coverage https://www.lovefreestudio.com/loveblog/2019/1/15/prisoners-justice-day-1

Laucius, Joanne (February 1, 2019) Bell, let’s talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters.

CBC News (January 30, 2019) Protesters call on Bell to fix phone system for inmates.

Speight, Sarah; Benslimane, Souheil; Doyle, Aaron; Piche, Justin. (January 25, 2019) Ontario must address urgent health issues at Ottawa jail.

CBC News (January 15, 2019) Health worries dominate talk on new jail hotline.

Laucius, Joanne ( January 15, 2019) 148 calls to jail complaints hotline in its first month.


Piché, Justin; Doyle, Aaron; Speight, Sarah; Benslimane, Souheil December 9, 2018) Stop jailing people with mental health issues. It kills.

Deachman, Bruce (December 9, 2018) Detention centre hotline to open for inmates and their families.

Piché,  Justin (September 2018) Doug Ford’s support for a new Ottawa jail will be costly and ineffective.

Desmarais, Anne (May 31, 2018)  Local candidates at odds over future of ‘notorious’ Ottawa jail. 

National Alliance for Evidence-Based Drug Policy (04/16/2018) Dear Liberal Party To Help End Overdose Death Crisis, Decriminalize Now.

Piché, Justin; Doyle, Aaron (May 5, 2018) There are many alternatives to a bigger jail in Ottawa.

McAleese, Samantha  (April 7, 2018) Liberals, we’re still waiting for ‘Real Change’ on pardons.

Spears, Tom (April 25, 2018) Protesters want better community support, not bigger jail.


Doyle, Aaron; Piché, Justin (December 7, 2017) Ottawa jail project needs more transparency.

Piché Justin, (November 9 2017) Here’s why we should stop planning for a new jail.

Piché, Justin (July 10, 2017) Why a new Ottawa jail won’t necessarily make things better.

Piché, Justin  (May 7, 2017) The new Ottawa jail will just become another hellhole – don’t build it.

Seymour, Andrew (May 4, 2017) Few details on newly promised 725-bed jail.

Doyle, Aaron and Piché, Justin (February 6, 2017) The solution to jail violence isn’t to build more or bigger jails.


McCooey, Paula (December 14, 2016) OCDC failing inmates with mental illness, supporters say

CBC News (October 27, 2016) A look inside the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Dickson, Janice (Aug 10, 2016) ‘They’re killing our people’: Former inmate on Canada’s penitentiaries.

Jones Allison,  (June 1, 2016) Offenders with mental health needs shouldn’t be in jail: task force report.

CBC News (June 2, 2016) Bail system remains divisive issue in Ottawa jail reform.

CBC News (May 12, 2016) Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre conditions prompt public forum tonight. 

Seymour, Andrew (May 9, 2016) Inmate who gave birth in segregation cell among speakers at forum on Ottawa jail.

McKendy, Laura (April 11, 2016) Re-evaluate who spends time in prison.

Ottawa Sun/Postmedia (April 2, 2016) Firing superintendent won’t cure what ails the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Clavette, Joey (January 26, 2016) Punishment at what cost?: Human Rights issues escalate tensions at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Sison, Karen-Luz (January 7, 2016) Students Document Ottawa Jail Conditions.


Cooley, Sam (December 1, 2015) Ottawa panel calls for end to solitary confinement.

CBC News (December 1, 2015) Prison experts call on Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to restrict solitary confinement.

Seymour, Andrew; Cobb, Chris (November 8, 2015) Overcrowded, understaffed detention centre failing inmates and guards, says new report.

Egan, Kelly (April 19, 2015) Profs, moms, lawyers alarmed at jail conditions at Innes Road.

Butler, Patrick (March 19, 2015) Carleton Students Rally for Better Prison Conditions.

CBC (March 5, 2015) Corrections Canada pushing ahead with electronic monitoring of offenders.


Sibley, Robert (October 2, 2014) Court system undermines the legal presumption of innocence, forum hears.

Seymour, Andrew (June 23, 2014) ‘Horrific conditions’ in crowded jails signal need for overhaul, says John Howard Society.


Cheadle, Bruce (April 2, 2013) Former convicts reluctant to go public for forum on pardons.

Cheadle, Bruce; Dib, Lina (March 10, 2013) Parole Board hires staff to finally tackle backlog of old pardon applications.