JAIL hotline launches first quarterly report and fundraising drive

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3 months. 659 calls. 196 advocacy interventions. These are some of the numbers generated by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project’s JAIL / Jail Accountability & Information Line since the hotline’s launch in December 2018.

More important, however, are the stories and recommendations shared by Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre prisoners with hotline volunteers over the past three months , which are included in the JAIL’s first quarterly report released today. As with the hotline’s report from its first month of operations, issues with medical and mental health care remain front-and-centre in the new report (click here to download), which has received media coverage in venues such as CFRA and 1310 News.

With the volume of calls and the costs of running the JAIL hotline higher than anticipated, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project is raising funds on an on-going basis to sustain the initiative. There are two ways you can help.

1) You can make a larger donations of $20 or more (and receive a tax receipt from uOttawa) by clicking here. Please make sure your donation is directed towards the "Faculty of Social Sciences Criminalization and Punishment Education Project Fund" under the designation field (which is listed directly under the Donation Amount section).

2) You can make smaller donations of $20 or less to a Go Fund Me page CPEP will be setting-up in the coming days.