Our Mission: Ethical Prison Farms

  • We’re defending prisoner justice, animal justice and environmental justice.

  • We’re proposing a sustainable and ethical model for Canada’s prison farms.

  • We’re opposing any model that exploits or harms prisoners or therapy animals.

Prisoners have a right to:

  • Be non-violent

  • Receive quality rehabilitation

  • Build relationships of trust

  • Learn life skills

  • Engage in meaningful work

  • Refuse to exploit or be exploited

Message from our Founder (2017)

Examples of successful programs:

Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm provides a haven for animals where inmates are taught how to care for and care about animals in the hopes they will carry that lesson on in their lives once they are released from jail.

Planting Justice is a grassroots organization with a mission to empower people impacted by mass incarceration with the skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing.

Farm and Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) is a project that hires inmates as farmers, teaches them sustainable agriculture practices and puts produce on inmates’ cafeteria tables.