Prisoners' Justice Day
August 10th is 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 unnecessarily. It is a day when folks in the community hold demonstrations, vigils, worship services and other events in solidarity with prisoners. August 10th is a day to raise public awareness of the demands made by prisoners to change the criminal injustice system, the brutal conditions that lead to so many prison deaths, and is a chance to publicly oppose prison and police violence.
Prisoners Justice Day has become a space to talk about the disproportionate numbers of marginalized people being held in detention; specifically First Nations and Indigenous peoples, Racialized people, Transgendered and Transsexual people, Sex workers, people with Disabilities and other folks marginalized by systems of oppression and violence.
Why come out to PJD?
Toronto is building a sustained prisoners' justice movement focused on justice not jails! Come out and remember the lives of the many prisoners and ex-prisoners who have died inside and outside of various incarceration and detention prisons, jails, hospitals and centers. Show your support for the many courageous prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their allies, and help in the fight for justice not jails!