Alternatives to Confinement and #NOPE on Prison Expansion

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The University of Ottawa’s Criminalization and Punishment Education Project invites members of the media to join the No On Prison Expansion #NOPE Initiative as they present their report, “Carceral Expansion in Canada’s Provinces and Territories: An Opportunity for Prison Divestment and Justice Reinvestment (PDF 440 KB)”, to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.

WHAT: Report presentation on carceral expansion in Canada

WHERE: Victoria Building, Room 9, 140 Wellington Street, Ottawa

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m.

A press conference with the Honourable Kim Pate, Senator, will follow the report presentation.

WHAT: Press conference calling on the federal government to adopt a prison construction moratorium and expand alternatives to confinement

WHERE: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m.

University of Ottawa expert available for commentary

Justin Piché
Associate Professor, Department of Criminology
University of Ottawa

The No On Prison Expansion #NOPE Initiative gathers information on the construction of new jails, prisons and penitentiaries, as well as additions to existing carceral facilities across Canada. The group promotes justice reinvestment strategies that would divert funds currently destined for prison expansion towards addressing social inequalities as a primary means of crime prevention.

The Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) aims to bring students and professors from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University together to identify key issues to be the focus of criminological inquiries, develop collaborative research projects, as well as plan and carry-out related public education initiatives.

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa

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