26 November 2013 - 9:00am to 27 November 2013 - 5:00pm

Cercle de Lyon, 27 Place Bellecour, 69002, Lyon, France

This two-day conference will constitute a richly comparative discussion of imprisonment in North America and Europe. Over two dozen researchers and specialists from both sides of the Atlantic will present their work on three principal themes: the legal rules and concepts that produce and govern prison sentences, the techniques of prison administration, and the social consequences of imprisonment. Specific topics include the political rights of incarcerated people, the role of race in the construction of criminal populations, and the pressing issue of delivering equal healthcare to confined populations. 

The conference will take place in French and in English. Simultaneous translation from French to English will be available.

The event is being organized as part of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier 2013.

Read the program and the participants' biographies

Read a report in Le Devoir [in French]

Guy Berthiaume

Guy Berthiaume is the librarian and archivist of Canada. Formerly, he led the Quebec National Library and Archives and spent two decades at the apex of institutions of culture, research and higher education in Quebec and France.

2010 Mentors

Margarida Garcia

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

2004 Scholars

Lisa Kerr

She is rethinking current approaches to incarceration and justice, focusing on the quality of a prison sentence rather than on the length of time served.

2012 Scholars

Len Crispino

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO between April 2002 and January 2012, Len worked tirelessly to build a stronger chamber network through change management.

2012 Mentors

Daniel Werb

Daniel is an epidemiologist and policy analyst with expertise working in the fields of HIV, addictions, and drug policy.

2012 Scholars

Kyle Kirkup

The human rights and dignity of LGBT individuals cannot be addressed by family law alone. Kyle Kirkup wonders whether it is possible to achieve equality for LGBT community members in the domain of criminal law.

2013 Scholars