Prisoners' Justice Day

Prisoners' Justice Day, observed each year on August 10, is a day of fasting observed worldwide by inmates to remember those who have died unnaturally (by suicide, murder or neglect) and to protest and pray for justice in correctional facilities.

The history of Prisoners' Justice Day begins in Canada after Edward Nalon bled to death while incarcerated at Millhaven Maximum Security Prison in Bath, Ontario on August 10, 1974. On the anniversary of his death, inmates at the institution held a memorial service and refused to work or eat in honour of his memory and in protest of his neglect, despite knowing that this would land protesting inmates in segregation (many remained in segregation for a full year following the initial strike). Hunger strikes and work strikes are the only realistic means of peaceful protest available to inmates, however these were both generally considered punishable offences by the prison administrations. The following year, Prisoners' Justice Day was observed by inmates across Canada and since then, the observance has become international.

If you are looking for more information on the Prison Justice day click the link below:

More Information