Open-Air Concert, Public Rally and Candlelight Vigil
August 10th, 2005 marks 30 years of Prisoners' Justice Day. PJD began in
1975 when prisoners at Millhaven Penitentiary in Kingston commemorated the
first anniversary of the death of Eddie Nalon. Eddie died in solitary
confinement after wounding himself desperate because the prison
administration reneged on its promise to release him from segregation.
What started as a one-time event behind the walls of Millhaven has become
an international day of solidarity. On this day, prisoners fast and
refuse work while supporters organize community events to draw public
attention to the conditions inside prisons, psychiatric institutions,
immigration detention centres and youth prisons.
Join us outside the Don Jail
550 Gerrard St East
Wednesday August 10th
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Speakers, an Open Mic and local performers including LAL. This will be
followed by the candlelight vigil and reading of some of the hundreds of
names of people who have died in prison this year.
PJD T-shirts will be available featuring the art of Pete Collins.
For more info:
Prisoners Justice Action Committee (PJAC)