CPEP's Jail Accountability and Information Line releases first monthly report

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Last month, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project launched the JAIL / Jail Accountability and Information Line to work with prisoners and their loved ones to improve conditions of confinement at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC), as well as connect them with community care and service providers to facilitate safe re-entry for those exiting the Innes Road jail.

Today, the JAIL hotline released its first monthly on conditions of confinement at OCDC. Medical and mental health cited were cited as the primary area of concern in approximately a quarter of the 148 calls they received in month one of their operations. To learn more about their findings and recommendations, consult their press release, read their report, or browse through the report highlights. Also check-out what the Innes Road Jail Prisoners’ Collective is reporting and recommending through a piece shared with the JAIL hotline.

If you are a uOttawa student or concerned community member who wishes to join the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project to work on the JAIL hotline or other initiatives like the #NOPE / No Ottawa Prison Expansion campaign, contact Justin Piché (Associate Professor) via email (justin.piche@uottawa.ca).