Instead of receiving care and compassion for his schizophrenia in the community, Cas Geddes was jailed at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC), where he was placed in solitary confinement. Shortly after, he became the third death by suicide at OCDC in a 10-month span. A long overdue inquest is now underway at City Hall to address his death. On Monday, December 10th, at 8:30 am we will gather outside of the inquest at the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument (corner of Elgin and Lisgar) to demonstrate the need for an end to solitary confinement and the harms caused by punishing rather than supporting members of our communities, especially those living with mental health issues. We encourage you to join us.
Souheil Benslimane, coordinator and co-founder of the Jail Accountability and Information Line and co-author of a report that calls Bell’s contract with with Ontario prisons “predatory”, sits down with Canada Land host Jesse Brown. LISTEN […]
22 May 2020 – The Abolition Coalition would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Robert Langevin, a 72-year-old human being who died of COVID-19 while held captive […]
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