OCDC Community Advisory Board reports now available online

Read the annual reports on conditions at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre from 2014 to 2019 from the former OCDC Community Advisory Board (which was disbanded by the Doug Ford Progressive Conservative government in June 2021). Although the Board was supposed to be a community accountability mechanism, the Ontario government only ever made the 2014 through 2016 reports public and the others were kept secret until their disclosure through a Freedom of Information request by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project.

The Ontario Prisoners’ Resource Guide is available to be downloaded here (last updated January 2021) :
Prisoner-Resource- Guide_JANUARY-2021-Update-V2.1

Our Activist Burnout Guide is available to be downloaded here:
CPEP Self-Care Burnout Handout Full, May 2020

The Jail Hotline’s reports are available here to be read and downloaded:
Launch Report: http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/JAIL_Report-1_public_embargoed_12-Jan-2018_clean.pdf
1st Quarter Report: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/JAIL-Hotline_Q1-Report_Final.pdf
2nd Quarter Report: https://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Jail-Hotline_Q2-Report_Final.pdf
3rd Quarter Report: http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Q3-Report_JAIL-Hotline_final.pdf
Prison Phone System Report(October 2019): http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ontario-Jail-Telephone-Report_JAIL-Hotline_Final_October-2019.pdf

Read the letters from CPEP and the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law(CAMWL) urging the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre to accommodate Muslim prisoners during the holy month of Ramadan:
CPEP’s letter:20-05-07 cpep – ramadan accommodations – v2 fc
CAMWL’s letter:CAMWL letter to OCDC – May 6 2020
#RamadanAtOCDC Updated Press Release, 25 May, 2020: #RamadanAtOCDC Update_Press Release_25 May 2020_to media

Our OCDC Taskforce submissions from 2016 are available here to be read and downloaded:
1st submission:
http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/OCDC-Task-Force_CPEP-Submission-1_5-May-2016_final-1.pdf
2nd submission:
http://cp-ep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/OCDC-Task-Force_CPEP-Submission-2_16-May-2016-1.pdf

Our Scribd account contains assorted Access to Information requests and other documents and educational material available to be downloaded and printed:
https://www.scribd.com/CPEP-PSCS#