Taking a STAND for prison justice – McGill Tribune

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December 5, 2018

Individuals passionate about criminal justice and prison reform now have a platform to effect change. Founded in 2017, Students Taking a New Direction (S.T.A.N.D.) for Prison Justice is a newly-developed McGill organization, founded and run entirely by members of the student body. The first McGill group to focus specifically on criminal justice, S.T.A.N.D. hopes to encourage productive criticism of the North American prison systems on campus.

Since its founding, S.T.A.N.D. has attempted to facilitate campus conversations about the hardships faced by Canadian and American prisoners. In Fall 2018, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) granted S.T.A.N.D. seed money, which allowed the group to recruit members and plan events. Sarah Petrick (U1 Arts) and current leader of the McGill chapter of S.T.A.N.D., wants to see the organization grow outside of the McGill bubble and spark or contribute to a national conversation about how the Canadian criminal justice system can be improved.

Read More: http://www.mcgilltribune.com/student-living/taking-a-s-t-a-n-d-for-prison-justice-12518/

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