John Howard Canada, along with criminal justice stakeholders from across Canada, haved called on the federal government to take immediately end the ongoing use of prolonged solitary confinement in Canadian prisons.
On July 6, 2021 we sent the following letter to Commissioner Kelly:
Coalition Renews Call for End of Solitary Confinement
What has John Howard Canada done?
10% of SIU prisoners have experienced torture as per UN standards.
As a result, with the support of MP Randall Garrison, we brought Petition e-3023 to Parliament.
Petition e-3023 called on the federal government to end prolonged solitary confinement in Canada once and for all.
In June 2021, the federal government finally responded. They did not heed our calls.
We have included their response, with our corrections, below.
You can see the goverment’s initial response here.