Vision & Mission Statement

We envision a world that does not require punitive systems of surveillance and social control to address harm but is instead building real safety and belonging through community-building efforts aimed at equity, diversity, and inclusion where everyone has access to the necessities of life and meaningful opportunities in society.

Our History

The Prison for Women Memorial Collective (P4WMC) was first inspired by a group of women, who had either done time or who had been volunteers at the Prison for Women (P4W), after attending the first public Healing Circle organized by the Kingston Elizabeth Fry Society and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) at the now-closed P4W in the summer of 2015. At the time we believed it was the last Healing Circle that would ever happen there since the prison had been sold to Queen’s University in 2007 from the federal government…

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Prisoners' Justice Day

Est. August 10th, 1975

Every year on August 10th since P4W’s closure in the year 2000, a group of women who were in prison there have gathered on these grounds to hold a healing circle in honour of the sisters they lost inside.