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Book Launch for Disruptive Prisoners: Resistance, Reform, and the New Deal
Disruptive Prisoners: Resistance, Reform, and the New Deal explores the lived experiences of men who were incarcerated in federal penitentiaries in Canada. Join authors Chris Clarkson and Melissa Munn as they discuss the evidence that these prisoners were active agents of change who advocated for and resisted the initiatives that were part of Canada’s “New Deal for Corrections.”

First-hand prisoner accounts provide an engaging glimpse behind the bars of Canada’s federal prison system. Q&A to follow.

Event hosted by the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay, Ontario. Books available for purchase at www.oldegaolmuseum.ca and may be picked up or shipped Canada-wide.

Disruptive Prisoners: Resistance, Reform, and the New Deal reconstitutes the history of Canada’s federal prison system in the mid-twentieth century through a process of collective biography – one involving prisoners, administrators, prison reformers, and politicians. This social history relies on extensive archival research and access to government documents, but more importantly, uses the penal press materials created by prisoners themselves and an interview with one of the founding penal press editors to provide a unique and unprecedented analysis.

Oct 27, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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