East Coast Prison Justice Society is a hub for prison justice advocacy on the East Coast. We work in solidarity with criminalized and imprisoned individuals across many initiatives, including by providing a centralized platform to access East Coast prison justice resources.
Between September 2021 and August 2022, ECPJS has received over 180 call from 70 distinct callers from jails designated for men across the province. Among the main concerns described are continuing intensive lockdowns producing serious psychological harm and lack of access to timely, responsive health care.
Our report provides updates on the response of correctional and correctional health officials to our recommendations from 2020-2021
"We have finally learned the truth about my brother's death"
After a three-week inquest, the jury ruled that Soleiman's death was a homicide.
East Coast Prison Justice Society Raises Alarm Over Institutional Lockdowns at Burnside
Update: Judge rules lockdowns due to staff shortages at NS jails are unlawful
Two important cases - Wilband and Diggs - established the illegality of lockdowns, used in NS provincial jails.
(Halifax, September 21, 2022) – Nova Scotia’s confirmation that it will terminate its immigration detention contract with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is another win for migrant and refugee rights, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Canada said today. The move follows a landmark decision by British Columbia on July 21 to terminate its own contract with the border agency.