For twenty years, Kitchener, Ont. has been home to Grand Valley Institution for Women, one of Canada’s six federal prisons for women.
Located on Homer Watson Boulevard, the building is easy to miss, and many people do, but in mid-November, a small group of people came up with a plan to bring the institution out into the open.
Community Justice Initiatives commissioned to have people from the prison- employees, volunteers and inmates- attend a three-day event alongside researchers and community workers.
It all happened in downtown Kitchener, at the Walper Hotel, and CBC News was there, speaking to everyone involved.