Prisoners’ Justice Day is…
…August 10th, the day prisoners have set aside as a day to fast and refuse to work in a show of solidarity to remember those who have died while in custody; victims of murder, suicide and neglect while in Canadian prisons.
…a day when organizations and individuals in communities across Canada hold demonstrations, vigils, worship services and other awareness raising events in solidarity with prisoners.
…a day to raise awareness of the high rate of women that are in prison for protecting themselves against their abusers.
…a day to raise public awareness of the human rights of prisoners and to demand that those rights, enshrined in law, must be protected and to bring public attention to the inhumane conditions of confinement in Canadian prisoner.
“When thee builds a prison, thee had better build with the thought ever in thy mind that thee and thy children may occupy the cell”
-Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845