Against borders, against prisons. Stop the Laval migrant prison.
In 2016 the federal government announced the construction of a new migrant detention center in Laval.
This prison, which is anticipated to hold up to 158 undocumented migrants, is intended to be built on Correctional Service of Canada grounds, right beside Leclerc prison, and is slated to open in 2021. While the Liberal government is attempting to spin this project as a more humane way to detain migrants, we call it what it is — a prison, and know that this is simply prettier window dressing on a violent system of imprisonment and deportation, one that keeps people locked in cages while tearing apart families and communities. We want a world without prisons or colonial borders, a world where people, not states, can decide how they can move and where they can stay. Stopping the construction of the Laval Immigration Detention Centre is one step in the struggle to tear down migrant prisons everywhere.
Block new prisons from being built and shut down the old ones!
This site is an information clearinghouse for news, analysis, and materials related to the struggle against the Laval Immigration Detention Centre.
Operational by 2021.
Next to Leclerc Prison in Laval, QC.
Capacity of up to 158 people.
Between November 23rd and Dec 7th, we are calling for autonmous actions to block the construction of the new migrant prison in Laval.
Info-session on the government’s plan to build a new migrant prison in Laval and what is being done to oppose it (Solidarity Across Borders)
When: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 6pm
Where: L’Achoppe (1800 rue Letourneux)
Come learn about the necessity of building a struggle to fight the construction of this new prison from an anti-border, anti-prison perspective. We will share information about the government’s plan as well as ways to plug into the struggle to stop it.
Call for Autonomous Actions to Oppose the International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference in Montreal! (Montreal Counter-Info)
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
From the 21st to 26th of October, 2018, Montreal will be the site of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference, hosted by Correctional Services Canada. The theme this year is “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward.” Highlighted as topics of some of the conversations are: going forward to make imprisonment and community supervision both more humane and effective, using technology to humanize corrections, and improving community engagement.