Members of the department are participating, alongside former prisoners and local activists, to the organization of events for Prisoner's Justice Day 2017 in Ottawa.
Prisoner’s Justice Day is an annual day to remember prisoners who have died or been killed in prison. It started 42 years ago after the death of Eddy Nalon in administrative segregation – solitary confinement.
Inside, prisoners refuse to eat or work. Outside, former prisoners, and their allies work to raise awareness about prisoner’s issues, fight for better conditions on the inside and to limit and an end the use of prisons to address wrongdoing.
This year on Prisoner’s Justice Day in Ottawa, people will be meeting at the Ottawa Provincial Court House, and marching to the Department of Justice to demand justice for all prisoners.
March and Rally
Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11:30am – 1:30pm
Ottawa Provincial Courthouse, 161 Elgin St. (corner of Elgin and Laurier W.)
Prisoner’s Justice Day Organizing Committee
March and Rally feat. J, Megan Smiley, Proshanto Smith and Justice For Soli