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What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?

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 in 2006 and once in 2012. Ann talked to us about the differences between doing time in the Prison for Women in Kingston versus GVI - the Grand Valley Institute (in southern Ontario), one of the regional federal prisons for women that was built after P4W was closed. She also mentions Quinte - which is a provincial prison, where she also did a bit of time.

In 2018, Ann published a book about her time in prison. It's called 'Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society's Crimes'. You should check it out.