JHSC Press Release – Abusive Solitary Confinement

Three years ago today the legislative changes that the federal government assured us would end abusive solitary confinement took effect.  There was sufficient scope for discretion in those legislative changes that their implementation was critical to overcoming abuse and respecting the Charter and International Human Rights of prisoners.  With the recent reports of the Structured Implementation Units Implementation Advisory Panel and the Correctional Investigator, we know that unlawful and abusive solitary confinement persists in our federal prisons.



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