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What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?

May 24, 2019

This is a special episode about a new migrant detention centre/migrant prison being built outside of Montreal and the struggle that is unfolding against it and all borders and prisons.


May 8, 2019

This episode features Ann, an anarchist who was arrested in the 1980s for participating in an underground guerilla group called Direct Action. She ended up getting a life sentence and doing 7 years in Kingston's Prison for Women (P4W), which is now closed. She also got her parole revoked on two separate occasions, once...


May 7, 2019

This episode features Marie Beemans, an outside activist and organizer who has been supporting prisoners since she was a teenager. Marie was particularly active with a group called the Office des Droits des Detenues (or ODD), which was affiliated with the Ligue des Droits in Quebec until they were kicked out of...


May 6, 2019

In the third episode, we talk to Gene, who started doing time in canadian prisons in 1972. Gene talks to us about the early days of PJD on the inside and the role that inmates committees and outside support played in prisoner resistance in the 70s and 80s. He talks a bit about protective custody or PC, and how changes...


May 5, 2019

This episode features Papi, who spent 29 years in prison in canada. He talks about conditions on the inside in the 1970s and 1980s, including what it was like to be in prison for Prisoner Justice Day back then. He also talks about prisoner resistance and changes implemented by the federal prison system and how...