Category Archives: Local Prisoners

Pride Toronto has a prison problem

We’re happy to share an article recently published by Now Magazine that was written by Chester Abbotsbury, a pseudonymous ex-prisoner who has been an active contributor to various prison-related projects over the years including our newsletter Over the Wall. Take … 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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“EPIC Moment” Talk & Reception

Wednesday, February 24th at 5pm Union Gallery, 1st Floor of Stauffer Library, Queen’s University Press Release here EPIC Moment features posters and a video screening of A Fly in the Ointment in support of prison justice and reform. The posters … 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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Remembering Peter Collins

Peter Collins, artist, activist, dear friend and brother, passed away August 13, 2015. He is remembered for his work for justice, his creativity, his sense of humour, his kind heart and his unwavering integrity. Join us at a gathering in … Continue reading

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Terminally Ill Prisoner-Activist Peter Collins Needs Your Support

Please consider lending your support to this campaign to get compassionate release for Peter Collins, a prisoner at Bath Institution who has been heavily involved in prison justice struggles for three decades through artwork, advocacy and peer education. Details about … Continue reading

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Full Article: A Story For Prisoners Justice Day

An excerpt of this story was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 2 (Fall 2014). So today, Prisoners’ Justice Day 2014, I think back to the first Prisoners’ Justice Day I ever participated in, in 1980, and can’t … Continue reading

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Full Article: Address to Market Square

An excerpt of this statement was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 2 (Fall 2014). You can also listen to the original audio recording here. It’s safe to assume that other people have given a lengthy and detailed … 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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July 27th: Prisoner Letter-Writing

EPIC Presents a Prisoner Letter Writing Afternoon Sunday July 27th, 1 pm – 4 pm AKA Autonomous Social Centre, the red and black house at the corner of Queen and Wellington (wheelchair accessible). Have you ever written a letter to … Continue reading

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