In Search of Penal Labour Citizenship: Prisoner-Workers Organize for Labour Rights in Canada
Keywords:prisons; prison labour; prison workers;citizenship; incarceration; carceral state;Canadian prisons
Do Canadian federal prison-workers have a right to unionize? This key question is investigated in a case study approach to an attempt, by prison-workers, to organize a union in a Canadian federal penitentiary in British Columbia. The authors analyze prisoner-workers penal labour citizenship position via-a-vis the State’s conceptualization of prison-workers as non-employees and difficulties in finding the appropriate Canadian jurisdiction to hear their case.
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