Toronto South Detention Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario
June 9, 2016

As many as 160 prisoners at the Toronto South Detention Centre refused to return to their cells in protest of inhuman conditions caused, in part, by frequent lockdowns. Prisoner sat in the prison yard during the protest.

This protest follows a series of hunger strikes that occurred at the jail in 2015, also in protest of frequent lockdowns and problems with prison infrastructure at the brand-new, $1 billion jail.

Citations:

Inmates protest against more lockdowns at Toronto South Detention Centre“, The Toronto Star, June 10, 2016.

Background:

Hunger Strikes at Toronto South Detention Centre“, Support Prisoner Resistance, February 1, 2018.

The $1-Billion Hellhole“, Toronto Life, February 15, 2017.