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What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?


May 4, 2019

This is the first episode of 'What happened to Prisoner Justice Day?': a podcast mini series about the history of prisons in canada focusing on differences in the prison system in the 1960s-1980s versus today. The podcast features interviews with former and current prisoners, as well as supporters on the outside. This first episode features Bob Gaucher, a former prisoner and retired professor at the University of Ottawa who talks about his experiences inside in the 1960s and gives some historical context for Prisoner Justice Day.

For more history about Prisoner Justice Day, check out http://www.vcn.bc.ca/august10/politics/1014_history.html

The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons mentioned at the end of the show can be found online at jpp.org.