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Event to invite action in solidarity with incarcerated people – UWindsor Daily News
by pmnationtalk onAugust 8, 201773 Views
Canadians contribute to the perpetuation of a prison-industrial complex that mistreats detainees, say the organizers of an event to commemorate those who have suffered at its hands.
A vigil Thursday, August 10, at the Mackenzie Hall Community Centre marks local observation of Prisoners’ Justice Day, during which inmates and advocates across the country will recognize those who have died in custody. The annual memorial began following the death of Edward Nolan, who committed suicide while held in a segregation cell at Millhaven penitentiary on August 10, 1974.
UWindsor law professors Jillian Rogin and Sujith Xavier are members of the Prison Justice Network Windsor-Essex, which is hosting the event and invites public participation.