The Human Kennel – Read the Journal


“JULY 5, 2012
I got back today from court after a 5 day trial. I was found guilty. I defended myself and as far as I’m concerned, I did an excellent job. There was absolutely no evidence against me, so the judge convicted me because I was calm when I was arrested and therefore it shows that I am guilty. I bet if I was crying I would have been labelled mentally insane and convicted for that as well. I’m damned if I do; damned if I don’t. I’m going to track down a real lawyer, a Toronto one, and appeal.


The Human KennelI’ve been here since February 15 at Vanier Centre for Women in Milton. It’s time I start writing my shit down.”

These popular published jail journals written by Jeannette Tossounian could be found on the bookshelves of every major justice institution in Canada and beyond. Jeannette takes the reader through an extreme time of trials and tribulations for the Artist and Author as she sat wrongfully convicted of a crime, forced to do her time by an unjust and uncaring system.


Read about Jeannette’ssongs1 other books:

“Songs from the Slammer” was Jeannette Tossounian’s first book published after she was released from jail after serving her sentence for the Arson of her uninsured art gallery in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Visit Ankle Bone Books for more information or to purchase your copy today!





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“Crooked Corrections” is a collection of Essays, Sketches, Letters and other important artifacts that Jeannette was able to take out of the notorious Vanier Centre for Women and the now delapidated OCDC Innes Rd Ottawa Facility.

This is Jeannette’s most recent title published in May of 2018 and celebrated internationally with a tour including stops in London, England, Paris, France, Halifax & Sydney, Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec, Moncton, New Brunswick and Chartlottetown, Prince Edward Island.