Jail Accountability and Information Line (JAIL)
The Jail Accountability and Information Line takes calls from prisoners and their loved ones from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. This line tracks issues experienced by people incarcerated at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, advocating for their needs to be met in a dignified and respectful manner, while connecting them to community supports for when they are released.
The Jail Hotline’s first two quarterly reports 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
Donations to the Jail Hotline can be made by clicking the big yellow donate button and filling out a short form on Ottawa U’s donation website. CPEP uses the OttawaU 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.