Category Archives: Collins Bay

Flyering visitors at Collins Bay Institution

Last Saturday, September 17th a small group of people wore orange vests and intercepted cars entering Collins Bay Institution at the start of visiting hours for the day. We were distributing flyers to visitors encouraging them to let their loved … Continue reading

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New Prison Farms Zine

We’re excited to announce “Reap What You Sow: Radicals Reflect on Kingston’s Save Our Prison Farms Campaign” a new zine from EPIC with diverse contributions from past and present collective members and friends. It is available for reading and printing … Continue reading

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Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter Now Online

The Winter 2015/2016 edition of our newsletter “Over the Wall” is now available online. It features a piece by Nyki Kish about the criminalization of queer prisoners at Grand Valley Institution for Women; a reflection piece on Kingston’s Prison Justice Art … Continue reading

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PJD 2014 Audio

Thanks to everyone who contributed to and participated in marking this year’s Prisoners Justice Day in Kingston. To listen to the full CFRC 101.9fm broadcast, you can access the archives here. Here is a rundown of what is available: August … Continue reading

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Analysis of PJD Documents

New documents released by the Information Transparency Project give readers a glimpse into the preparations made by the Correctional Service Canada for an attempted construction shutdown at Collins Bay Institution for Prisoners Justice Day on August 10, 2012. The heavily-redacted … Continue reading

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Full Article: Letter to Warden at Collins Bay Institution

An excerpt of this letter was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 1 (Spring 2014). ATTN: Warden Jackson RE: Proposed 30% pay reduction and $120 savings acount minimum increase I am writing this letter anonymously, instead of making … Continue reading

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Full Article: Resistance to Prison Pay Cuts

An excerpt of this article was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 1 (Spring 2014). Resistance to Prison Pay Cuts: An Account of Accountability By Jarrod Shook of Collins Bay Institution On May 9th, 2012 the former Minister … Continue reading

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April 11th: EPIC Newsletter and Wire Tones EP Launch

WIRE TONES EP launch David Parker, contrabasse Stefan Christoff, piano with: B0ots & Over the Wall newsletter launch Other guest performances TBA Friday, April 11th 205 Sydenham Street, The Artel 8:30pm $5 or pay what you can Over The Wall … Continue reading

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Reportback: Prison Strike Flyering Action

In the midst of a federal prisoner strike over cuts to inmate pay, as well as to mark the day of action to end immigration detention in support of (im)migrant prisoners on strike, on the evening of October 7th EPIC … Continue reading

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Inmate Statement on Federal Prison Strike

Right now, prisoners in federal prisons across Canada are on work strike to contest a 30% pay cut for prison labour and the elimination of incentive pay for CORCAN jobs that came into effect October 1, 2013. We are pleased to … Continue reading

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