Prisons, Teaching, and Social Justice

The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to build a Canada-wide research network of people involved in critical research on prisons and prison teaching using a decarceral, decolonial and social justice perspective.

The Prisons, Teaching, and Social Justice research group gathers an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Faculties of Arts, Native Studies, and Education who work in the area of critical prison studies and/or teach in correctional institutions and are interested in research on prison teaching. This group of scholars will collaborate on projects and share knowledge concerning prisons and prison teaching, including questions about how education can be used as a means of addressing social injustices in our communities, particularly with respect to criminalized populations and Indigenous people who are hyperincarcerated across Canada and especially in the prairie provinces.