Jordan House is an assistant professor in the department of labour studies at Brock University. His research focuses on prison labour and prisoner-worker organizing, new forms of worker organization, and labour movement renewal. 

  • 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.