No to Private Prisons, the Omnibus Crime Bill and Mass Incarceration! Homes Not Jails!
[This is a notice for an upcoming DEMONSTRATION / EVENT in Surrey: ]
@ the new (under construction) privatized Surrey Remand Centre
adjacent Surrey City Hall at Highway 10 and 142nd Street, Surrey BC
The BC Liberals and private contractor Brookfield Int are building a expanded and privatized (P3) 216 cell remand centre in Surrey BC. Christy Clark recently announced the construction of another 360 cell facility to be built on Native land in the Okanagan. These prisons are part of a massive expansion of Canada's prison system, with at least 9,000 spots currently under construction in every province and territory. The new prisons will be used to lock up an increasing number of criminalized poor people in Canada with people who use drugs, Native people, youth, migrants and refugees particularly targeted.
Stop the private prisons - Christy Clark's housing plan for the poor.
Organized by Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users & Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society
Endorsed by: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council, Alliance for People's Health, BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors - Abbotsford Chapter, BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors - Surrey Chapter, BC Association of People on Methadone, Eastside Illicit Drinkers for Education.