Asaf Rashid practises criminal, immigration, and prison law in Halifax/k’jipuktuk. He is a member of the Canadian Prison Law Association and Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association, sits on the board of the East Coast Prison Justice Society, and is a former union organizer.

  • A prisoner at Guelph Correctional Centre flexes his bicep. He is prying apart jaws of steer skulls at work for Better Beef Ltd., a private company operating on prison grounds. He is inside the factory and wearing an apron and a hairnet.

    The case for a prisoners’ union

    Organizing prisoner workers is the first step toward abolishing prisons.