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Aug 10

International Prisoners Justice Day

August 10

Forty four years ago, on 10 August 1974, Canadian prisoner Edward Nation died in the segregation unit of an Ontario prison. He had bled to death after the emergency call button in his cell, which had been deactivated by guards, failed to work. His death prompted an annual observance by Canadian prisoners in the years immediately following. Today, August the 10th, is globally recognised as International Prisoner’s Justice Day. It is a day that aims to achieve much needed prison reform.


August 10