Two new op-eds by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project


Members of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), which conducts research and advocacy aimed at reducing imprisonment and improve conditions of confinement, have published two new op-eds.

Contributing to the work of the #NOPE / No Ottawa Prison Expansion campaign, Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa) published a piece that appeared in Rabble last week entitled “Ontario’s kids need more education today, not more cages tomorrow”. The piece locates the plan to build a new and bigger jail in Ottawa within broader provincial government restructuring that includes cuts to services such as education for young people.

Drawing on the insights of people imprisoned at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre shared in the Jail Accountability & Information Line’s first quarterly report, members of the Drug Users Advocacy League and CPEP wrote an op-ed entitled “Ontario must reduce overdose risks behind and beyond bars” in the Ottawa Citizen. The article includes recommendations on how to save lives in the community and in sites of confinement, which will be discussed in more detail at the following event taking place next week:

Caging Isn’t Caring:
Responding to the Overdose Crisis Behind & Beyond Bars

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
251 Bank Street (2nd floor)

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