Prison Farms in the News

Audio Interview: Canada's Penitentiary Museum oral history project, January 17, 2018 (originally recorded August 2017)

March supports new prison vision, Kingston Whig-Standard, December 11, 2017

When the liberal government restores prison farms, a Kingston-based group wants to see some major changes, CBC Radio, November 14, 2017

New prison farm should be animal sanctuary: Group, Kingston Whig-Standard, November 13, 2017

Evolving Canada's Prison Farms, CFRC 101.9FM, May 11, 2017 (published June 4, 2017)

Plant-based prison farm worth exploring, Kingston Whig-Standard, May 19, 2017

New group fights to reopen prison farms, CKWS-TV, May 9, 2017

The Herd at the Pen: The promise of animal sanctuary on prison farms, Briarpatch Magazine, May 1, 2017

Prison farm supporters encouraged after meeting with Kingston MP, Kingston Whig-Standard, December 11, 2016

No concrete timeline for prison farm decision, Kingston Whig-Standard, December 9, 2016

Public supports reopening prison farms, government consultation finds, Canadian Press, November 9, 2016

It’s the right time to revisit value of prison farms, Western Producer, September 15, 2016

Passionate prison farms' town hall and rally, Sisters of Providence, August 2016

Prison farm supporters buoyed by meeting, Kingston Whig-Standard, August 13, 2016

Trudeau government considers reopening prison farms shut down in 2010, Toronto Star, July 10, 2016

What It Was Like Working at One of Kingston’s Prison Farms, Vice Canada, July 2, 2016

Canada’s prison farms redux, Radio Canada International, June 29, 2016

Prison farm saga reopens as Liberals plan public meetings, Western Producer, June 16, 2016

Supporters Welcome Prison Farm Feasibility Study, National Farmers Union, June 8, 2016

Ottawa plans study for new Kingston prison farm, Manitoba Co-Operator, June 3, 2016

Federal Liberal government mulling reopening prison farms, APTN National News, March 14, 2016

Ontario Farmers Fight to Send a Herd of Ex-Cons Back to the Pen, NY Times, February 18, 2016

The long road home for Kingston’s prison cows, TVO, January 13, 2016

Kingston's cows are closer to coming home to prison, CBC News, December 29, 2015

New prisons boss can do one small thing to send big signal, Cancrime, November 5, 2015

Prison farms have advocate in new MP, Kingston Whig-Standard, October 21, 2015

Why the prison farm issue won't go away, Kingston Whig-Standard, January 27, 2015

Prison farm issue spawns film, Kingston Whig-Standard, June 17, 2014

Vigil marks prison farm closure anniversary, Kingston Whig-Standard, August 8, 2012

Prison rehab program axed due to budget cuts, CBC News, April 16, 2012

Prison farm activists say government’s actions forced them to organize protests, Canadian Press, January 17, 2012

Protesters vow prison campaign ’til the cows come home’, Cancrime, August 9, 2011

Prison farm calendar selling swiftly, Kingston Whig-Standard, December 14, 2010

Prison Farms on Death Row, The Dominion, September 22, 2010

Kingston protesters stand up for their city’s prison farm, Toronto Star, August 17, 2010

The Future of Prison Farms V: Abducted Cows, Deconstructing Dinner, August 12, 2010

National Post editorial board: Justify closing prison farms, or keep them open, National Post, August 11, 2010

Group blockades to save prison farms, CBC News, July 23, 2010

Closing prison farms wrong way to go, Kingston Whig-Standard, July 20, 2010

Sale of prison farm herd criticized, CBC News, June 23, 2010

Tories don't realize prison farms' worth, Kingston Whig-Standard, April 16, 2010

Final Attempt to Save Prison Farms (The Future of Prison Farms III), Deconstructing Dinner, April 8, 2010

Prison farm closings are firm: minister, CBC News, April 5, 2010

Prison farms to be phased out, McGill Daily, March 27, 2010

Cultivating support, Kingston Whig-Standard, March 21, 2010

Local group keeps up pressure to retain prison farms, Kingston Whig-Standard, December 14, 2009

Prison farms should stay, inmates argue, CBC News, October 14, 2009

A bleak harvest for Canadian inmates, Toronto Star, October 11, 2009

Corrections ignoring public, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 10, 2009

The Future of Prison Farms, Deconstructing Dinner, July 2, 2009

Save the prison farms, CBC News, April 8, 2009

Farmers want answers on prison farms, Kingston Whig-Standard, March 20, 2009

Canada's prison farm system being phased out, CBC News, February 25, 2009