June 13, 2011  In a letter to Premier McGuinty, Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan writes that the government must reconsider its decision to shut jails in Owen Sound and Walkerton    more...

May 30, 2011  Correction officers and their supporters from Grey, Bruce and Huron counties will attend Question Period at Queen’s Park on May 31 and later hold an information picket outside the offices of Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Jim Bradley    more...  

May 27, 2011  Correctional officers organized an information picket outside MPP Carol Mitchell”s nomination meeting and discovered lots of local Liberals disagree with their government’s decision to close jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound     more..

May 25, 2011  Toronto Star The provincial government “is neglecting the real lives of people” by shutting down jails in Owen Sound and Walkerton, writes Toronto Star columnist Thomas Walkom    more...  

 

May 20, 2011  The petition campaign to stop the closing of jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound has attracted more than 12,000 names   more...

May 21, 2011  Shutting down jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound will harm inmates with mental health issues and addictions, says the medical health officer for Grey Bruce     more...

May 18, 2011 Kincardine News Gerry Hope, President of Local 225 representing corrections officers in Walkerton, writes in the Kindcardine News that no thought was given to the consequences of closing jails in Owen Sound, Sarnia and Walkerton     more...

May 12, 2011 Owen Sound Sun Times: A capacity crowd at Owen Sound city hall last night learned that time is running short to stop the government’s reckless plan to close jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound    more...

News coverage from Queen’s Park lobby May 9

May 11, 2011 – The Save Our Jails successful Queen’s Park lobby on May 9 received media coverage in Toronto, London and in Grey-Bruce county. Read more here.

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/09/ndp-union-accuse-grits-of-closing-jails-for-political-reasons
http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=34919

May 6, 2011 Kincardine News Members of Local 225 demonstrated outside MPP Carol Mitchell’s office in Owen Sound on April 29 to protest the government’s plan to close jails in Walkerton, Sarnia and Owen Sound  more

April 18, 2011 A letter to the Honourable James Bradley Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services on the behalf of all OPSEU members in the Corrections Division. more...

April 15, 2011 A joint letter from OPSEU President Smokey Thomas and Corrections MERC Chair Dan Sidsworth on the campaign to stop the closures of the Owen Sound Jail, the Sarnia Jail, the Walkerton Jail, and the closure of one-third of the Toronto West Detention Centre. more...

April 15, 2011 The Owen Sound Sun Times questions the wisdom of closing jails in Owen Sound and Walkerton when figures show they are closest to operating on budget. more...

April 12, 2011 The Ontario Government has announced the closures of the Owen Sound Jail, the Sarnia Jail, the Walkerton Jail, and the closure of one-third of the Toronto West Detention Centre. The closures undermine the fundamentals of public safety and security and will force families to travel two hours to attend visitation and programming. Download and sign the petition to stop these closures.

 

 

 

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