Criminology Professor Justin Piché, alongside Jarrod Shook, Bridget McInnis and Kevin Walby published volume 26 of Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. This special issue, is titled “Dialogue on Canada’s Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change”. To get a copy of this issue, please visit University of Ottawa Press.
This special issue, features dozens of contributions written by criminalized women and men currently incarcerated in Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions. The writings document the counterproductive changes to federal imprisonment made by the previous federal government. These incarcerated writers seek to contribute to the reflections of Justice Canada as it conducts a review of the penal system mandated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights as it engages in a study about the treatment of prisoners in CSC penitentiaries.