Two weeks, three events about the proposed new and bigger jail in Ottawa

In May 2017, the Ontario government suddenly, and without consultation, announced plans to replace the crowded, much-criticized, and scandal-ridden Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre with a new jail that, if built, could hold 140 more prisoners - a 24% increase.  Justin Piché (Associate Professor) has estimated the new and bigger jail will cost at least half a billion dollars to build.

In the coming weeks, two events will be held on-campus involving the presentation of public education materials by undergraduate students from the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, along with another event being held off-campus put on by volunteers from the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project.  Consult the details and links below for more information about the events.

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A Bigger Jail for Ottawa or Community Alternatives?
Monday, November 27, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
120 Metcalfe Street - Auditorium

Lesson Learned from Past Campaigns Against Carceral Expansion:
A Teach-in on Key Lessons and Tactics from the United States
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:45am to 11:15am
uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences, Room 14001
120 University Private
* Organized as part of CRM 4306: Socio-politics of Incarceration

Perspectives on Carceral Expansion and Alternatives to Imprisonment:
An Exhibition of Memes and Handouts About the Proposed New and Bigger Jail in Ottawa

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:30pm to 5:00pm
uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences, Rooms 4004 and 4006
120 University Private
* Organized as part of CRM 4302: Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System