(Beyond) Life in Prison
INTRODUCTION FROM THE ISSUE EDITORS
Kevin Walby, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. He is Co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons and a researcher for the Prison Pandemic Partnership, which studies the impact of COVID-19 on imprisonment in Canada.
Melissa Munn, PhD is a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Sociology at Okanagan College and Book Review Editor for the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. Drawing on her knowledge curating the penalpress.com archive of Canadian prison writing, she along with Chris Clarkson have co-authored a book entitled Disruptive Prisoners: Resistance, Reform, and the New Deal published by the University of Toronto Press in 2021.
Justin Piché, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Director of the Carceral Studies Research Collective at the University of Ottawa. He is also a member of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and Co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been tracking coronavirus infections and measures in Canadian jails, prisons, and penitentiaries as part of the Prison Pandemic Partnership.