Aug 10, 2019
Every year on August 10th, both inside and outside of jails and
prisons across Canada, prisoners and their supporters mark
Prisoners Justice Day.
We spoke with Veronica, an anarchist in Montreal who is part of
organizing the annual NYE noise demos in Laval. We
discuss the history of Prisoners Justice Day, what
has changed since the 70s, how PJD will marked and articulated this
year, recuperation by Liberal governments, anarchist approaches to
prisoner solidarity, and how to get started.
Some PJD Events Across Canada: Halifax - Kingston (1, 2) - Hamilton (1, 2) - Ottawa - Toronto - Sudbury - Vancouver - Barrie - London
Prisoners mentioned include Pete Collins, Cleve Geddes, Justin St Amour, and
Texts discussed include Under New Management, Prisons In Canada, Barred From Prison, and the Penal
Press Archive. We also referenced the podcast "What Happened to Prisoners Justice Day?"
Other topics raised include Structured Intervention Units,
Prison Farms, and the P4W Memorial Collective.