The Jail Accountability & Information Line (JAIL) takes calls from people imprisoned at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre and their loved ones on weekdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This hotline works with callers to address the human rights issues and re-entry barriers they face by providing access to information and connecting them to community supports.
The Jail hotline’s three quarterly reports and reporting on the provincial prison phone system are available here to be read and downloaded:
1st Quarter: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/JAIL-Hotline_Q1-Report_Final.pdf
2nd Quarter: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jail-Hotline_Q2-Report_Final.pdf
3rd Quarter: http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Q3-Report_JAIL-Hotline_final.pdf
Ontario Jail Phone System Report: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ontario-Jail-Telephone-Report_JAIL-Hotline_Final_October-2019.pdf
Donations to the Jail Hotline can be made by Clicking Here.
We use the University of Ottawa’s donation page because they ensure that 100% of the donation is given to us, as opposed to other online donation platforms that take a cut of the donation. You can specify any donation amount by clicking in the “other amount” section of the form.
The JAIL hotline’s oversight work documenting conditions of confinement, the provision of legal information, and building bridges to legal services is funded through a Responsive Grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The action-research connected to the initiative is funded through the Research Support Program administered by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.