Canada: double bind for incarcerated minors
The approach to dealing with young people in conflict with the law is changing, yet imprisonment remains the answer.
< photo © Mélanie Bouteille
— “Speakers’ Corner” series, season II (3)
Hidden prison, modern prison, dilapidated prison, “open” prison: wall to wall, Prison Insider investigated the links between city and prison. In partnership with Rescaled, we gave a number of different people a space to share their point of view.
Nicolas Sallée is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Montreal. He co-authors the graphic novel, Fighting the walls: A sociologist in a youth centre (Se battre contre les murs : Un sociologue en centre jeunesse), alongside illustrator Alexandra Dion-Fortin. In it, he recounts daily life inside a secure unit for young people serving custody and supervision sentences in Montreal, Quebec. We asked him three questions.