Justin Piché (Associate Professor) has published an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen examining the costs of the proposed new and bigger jail in Ottawa, which is slated to move forward under Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government. Professor Piché also calls upon the province to halt the plan and conduct robust consultations with the public to identify more effective and cheaper ways of improving community safety. Click here to read the op-ed.
To learn more about the costs of and alternatives to jail expansion, also check-out these posts on the uOttawa and Carleton University based Criminalization and Punishment Education Project’s (CPEP) blog:
’Small’ Government Under Premier Doug Ford’s Watch - A Few Numbers
99 Alternatives to Jail Expansion in Ottawa
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in getting involved in CPEP’s research and advocacy opposing the planned new and bigger jail in the days, weeks, and months ahead.