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Prison farms in a time of global crisis: Thinking big, starting small

Ten years ago Neufeld was a neighbour of Collins Bay Institution and watched sympathetically as Save Our Prison Farms protested the Conservative government’s shuttering of the prison farm program. At that time the dairy-based program provided cows’ milk for the prison population and farm labour for the inmates who participated.

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Collins Bay Institution farm officially opens

The long-awaited return of Kingston prison farms was celebrated at Collins Bay Institution this morning. Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, officially launched the Correction Service of Canada’s (CSC) farm employment program on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Collins Bay Institution. The six

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Vigils for ethical prison farms to be held outside Collins Bay Institution

  The introduction of beef and dairy cows at the new Joyceville and Collins Bay prison farms has drawn the concern of Evolve Our Prison Farms, a campaign for “plant-based prison farms in Canada enhanced by farmed animal sanctuary.” The group will begin holding weekly vigils in front of Collins

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