Kingston Whig-Standard http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2917231 PRISON UPRISING For the second time in a month, more than 100 convicts in the assessment unit at Millhaven Institution have staged an uprising. Nearly 140 inmates in the prison unit west of Kingston refused to return to their cells from recreation at 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Correctional Service Canada. Staff talked the prisoners out of the protest, and by 1:30 a.m., all of them had returned to their cells. In early December, 120 prisoners from the unit refused to return to their cells from recreation period. Staff fired shotguns and used chemicals to contain the situation. The uprising was an apparent protest over access to services and facilities. Corrections did not release any information about the motive for this week's incident. The prison is still operating on its usual routine. The assessment unit houses prisoners who are new to the federal system in Ontario. They undergo screening before being placed in prisons based on program and security needs.
Toronto ABC monthly letter night
Our next letter writing night will focus on supporting trans prisoners in North America.
Please come out and learn about current cases, watch a film (tbd), and sign some cards for those on the inside.
This event is being hosted for the Trans Prisoner Day of Action - we were able to organize an event on the formal day (January 22nd), but will use our regular letter writing night to support this project.
Vegan snacks will be provided.
Date: Sunday Jan 31st 2016
Location: Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St (Bathurst and Bloor)
Cost: FREE :)
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