Prisoners’ Justice Day from 1975 to 2013: Stories from Inside and Out (August 9)

Prisoners’ Justice Day from 1975 to 2013: Stories from Inside and Out
FRIDAY, August 9, 6:30pm
at QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
métro Guy-Concordia

wheelchair accessible – presentations in English, with whisper translation into French
Prisoners’ Justice Day started in 1975 in honor of Edward Nalon, who had bled to death in a administrative segregation cell on August 10th 1974. Prisoners in Millhaven Maximum Penitentiary in Ontario refused to work or eat for the day in remembrance of Edward. In March 1976, Robert Landers died in administrative segregation in Millhaven of a heart attack. Robert had been involuntary transferred to Millhaven on account of his activism in Archambault Penitentiary in Quebec. On Aug 10, 1976 thousands of prisoners across Canada staged a one day hunger and work strike in honour of Edward and Robert and since then August 10th has become a traditional day of remembering prisoners who died inside across Canada and internationally. This event will feature the stories of Alex Hundert and Mandy Hiscocks who were both in provincial prisons on August 10, 2012 as well as stories from the Termite Collective from the past 35 years of prisoners’ justice day both in prison and on the outside.
Part of the Montreal Week Against Prisons 2013.
Endorsed and supported by QPIRG Concordia.