Today we attended the Prison Justice Day event.
After a hot summer day we gathered at Trout Lake (John Hendry Park) near the little lake where the Prison Justice Day event was held. Speakers included prison abolitionists, activists--old and new--, Coast Salish supporters, previously incarcerated, and academics. A phalanx of banners were set up to form an impromptu amphitheatre that provided a powerful backdrop. In particular, it was sobering to see the very long list of names of those who have died in Canadian prisons.
The present state of Canadian prisons should be abolished.
For a retrospective montage of prison justice events see:
By Jeff Shantz and Mike Ma