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"My Regional Reception assessment Centre Handbook informs me I will be here for ten to fourteen weeks, during which time I will be evaluated, assessed, analyzed, tested, probed, and profiled. A team of IPOs, CO2s, psychologists and unit managers will collect, collate, graph, and interpret the data. They will determine risk factors, crime cycles, pen placement, treatment programs and how much fibre I will need in my diet. It could be argued, and convincingly, that this is the evolution of penology."
-Stephen Reid, from JPP Vol. 11 (2001)
Upcoming Events

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons Sessions
Fifteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 15)
June 13-15, 2014
University of Ottawa
Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin Territory / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Past Events

Still Writing as Resistance: Reflecting on 25 Years of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice - Third National Conference
Friday, May 3, 2013
5:45pm - 6:45pm
Faculty of Social Sciences Building / Room 4004 / University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* Featuring presentations by Bob Gaucher (founding Editorial Board member and current Editor-in-Chief) and Susan Nagelsen and Charles Huckelbury (Associate Editors and longtime journal contributors).

Prisoners' Stories
2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Convict Criminology stream)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:30am – 10:50am
Palmer House Hilton Hotel / Clark 9, 7th Floor
Chicago, Illinois, USA
* Featuring three articles read by contributors to recent volumes of the JPP or their chosen representatives.

Fourteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 14)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
1:30pm-3:30pm
University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus)
Trinidad and Tobago
* Featuring three articles read by contributors to Volume 20 or their chosen representatives via YouTube.

Launch of Volume 20(1) of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons at the
Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice conference
Saturday, April 30, 2011
2:00pm-3:30pm
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
* Featuring an article read by a contributor to this special issue on criminalized and incarcerated women.

Thirteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 13)
Abolition, Reform and the Politics of Global Incarceration
June 23-25, 2010
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Prorogation as Opportunity: Proposing New Directions for Criminal Justice Policy in Canada
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
4:00pm-5:30pm
Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
120 Melcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON

Speakers include: Kim Pate (Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies), Craig Jones (Executive Director, John Howard Society of Canada), Tara Lyons (Executive Director, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Justin Piché (Co-managing Editor, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons).
* This forum will be chaired by Eugene Oscapella, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Prisoners on Prisons: Voices from Inside the Penal Industrial Complex
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
9:30am-10:50am
2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology
Philadelphia, PA
Marriott / Grand Ballroom Salon D
* Articles from Volume 17 read in absentia by members of the JPP Editorial Board or designated representatives.

Prisoners on Prisons: Problematizing Carceral Tours and Prison Ethnography
Saturday, October 3, 2009
4:00pm-5:00pm
2009 Meeting of the Canadian Society of Criminology
University of Ottawa
* Articles (in press) from Volume 18(1&2) read in absentia by members of the JPP Editorial Board or designated representatives.

Prisoners on Prisons: Voices from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex
Saturday, May 23, 2009
4:00pm-5:30pm
2009 Canadian Law and Society Association Conference
Carleton University
Room TBD
* Articles from Volume 17 read in absentia by members of the JPP Editorial Board or designated representatives.

The Role of the JPP in Undergraduate Education and the Voice of Prisoners in Academia
Saturday, March 14, 2009
11:00am – 1:00pm
Study in Action
QPIRG Concordia
Concordia University - 7th Floor Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve, O.
Montreal, Québec

JPP Volume 17 Launch
Thursday, March 26, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Exile Infoshop
256 Bank Street
Suite 200 (Second Floor)
Ottawa, Ontario
* Readings from Volume 17, JPP issue sale (all proceeds go to subscriptions for prisoners) and a musical performance to be announced.

JPP Volume 17 Launch
Thursday, February 12, 2009
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Café Nostalgica
603 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario
* Readings from Volume 17, prisoner art and JPP issue sale (all proceeds go to subscriptions for prisoners).

Colloquium on the Universal Carceral
12th International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA XII)
July 23 – 25, 2008
Kings College London
London, UK

Send Sophie Harkat to England
Open Stage Fundraiser
Thursday, July 3, 2008
9:00pm – 2:00am
The Clocktower Brew Pub
575 Bank Street (Glebe)
Ottawa, Ontario