A message from behind bars, in recognition of Prisoners’ Justice Day, the day many prisoners refuse work and food to honor the memory of inmates who died while in custody and in protest to inhumane practices such as solitary confinement.

“Keep in mind Canada is a leading country on the world stage but incarcerates some of the most people, and its justice system is a revolving door for those coming from marginalized communities and impoverished environments which leaves some of us forgotten, swept under the rug, and overlooked in life located in the so-called correctional facilities in this land of the free.”