#NOPE Initiative submits report on carceral expansion to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights

As part of their work with the No On Prison Expansion / #NOPE Initiative, graduate students Teneisha Green, Jasmine Hébert and Ana Kovacic, along with Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa), submitted a report on carceral expansion to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights who are currently conducting a "Study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system".  They will present their report to the committee in May 2017.

The report calls upon the federal government to enact a prison construction moratorium, while divest from carceral expansion and reinvesting in Canadian communities to build capacity for restorative and transformative justice.  To learn more about the #NOPE Initiative, download their report and consult their petition.