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COORDINATED BY THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE COALITION AND HOSTED BY THE PAN–AFRICAN SOLIDARITY NETWORK (U of T)
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE COALITION
On February 27th, 2010 a group of over 50 people came together to find ways of opposing the Canadian government’s proposed new legislation that will increase prison populations. The government remains committed to building new prisons to accommodate them (despite ‘crime’ rates remaining stable or going down). Without a doubt, Canada is moving towards the US-style of justice that has proven to be ineffective.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED PRISON SPENDING?
Law-and-order legislation and increased prison construction will not make our communities safer. In fact, if things transpire as they have in the US, the result will be just the opposite.
THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY!
Money spent on new prisons could be spent on increasing income subsidies, affordable housing, effective drug and harm reduction programs, youth programs, etc. – that is, actions shown to be far more effective in diminishing crime than are tougher sentences and additional prisons.
Since our inception, the coalition has expanded and created 5 working groups:
· Harm Reduction and Bill S-10 (mandatory minimums)
· Human Rights and Bill C-39 (changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act)
· Youth and Family Group
· Prison Expansion Group
· Organizing Committee
Saturday, Nov 27, 1-4pm
OISE – 252 Bloor St. W. Room 2-279
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· DECONSTRUCTING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
· COALITION BUILDING