Crowding, violence, suicides, mistreatment of prisoners with mental illness, grossly inadequate healthcare, prolonged use of solitary confinement, and other conditions at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) on Innes Road have been a frequent source of public outcry in recent years. This discussion of these problems and what we can do about them is free and open to all.
Featuring Souheil Benslimane, co-ordinator of the Ottawa Jail Accountability and Inormation Line, Farhat Rehman fom Mothers Offering Mutual Support, a group of prisoners’ mothers, and Ottawa defense lawyer Michael Spratt.
Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-ottawas-jail-tickets-94891762817
Organized by the Sociology and Anthropology Student Association (SASA) and the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), a volunteer group based at Carleton and Ottawa U that works to tackle these problems.
If you already have questions you would like to see addressed during the event, send them our way beforehand and we can pass them on, to the panelists.
For more information about the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project visit cp-ep.org.