Join us and many other Correctional law based entities from November 16-30, 2020 as we examine how solitary confinement still exists in Canada.

Full Schedule of Events

See the full schedule of events here.

We look forward to having you join us.

Our Press Release

View our press release below or download it here.

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Files Relating to Specific Events

Legal Action in Response to Covid-19 (November 25, 2020)

Listen to Paul Champ (Champ & Associates), Abby Deshman (CCLA) and Tom Engel (Engel Law) talk about what legal actions have been taken in response to CSC’s handling of Covid-19 in Canada’s federal penitentiaries. Video recording will be forthcoming on November 30, 2020.

What is Meaningful Human Contact (November 24, 2020)

How we define meaningful human contact can be vital in ensuring meaningful human contact actually occurs. Engage with leaders via our Youtube video on this topic.

The Community Impact of Covid-19 (November 21, 2020)

Read about a few of the organizations we chatted with, including representatives from: The Book Club for Inmates, The 7th Step Society, The Millhaven Lifers’ Liason Group, and the St. Leonard’s Society of Canada. Feel free to watch our discussion on Youtube here.

Correctional Law Panel (November 20, 2020)

Missed our Correctional Law Panel discussing solitary confinement? Catch it here. We were privileged to be joined by: Bibhas Vaze (Hira Rowan), Kate Mitchell (Borys Law), John Conroy (Conroy & Company), Hannah Garson & Chip O’Connor.

Health and Solitary Confinement Discussion (November 19, 2020)

Visit the links below for the resources referred to during our Medical Implications for Solitary discussion with Catherine Latimer and Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin. Missed it live? View it here.

Fifth Estate – Ashley Smith and Joey Toutsaint  Prolonged Solitary and Self harming 

Globe and Mail story – Who Killed Eddie Snowshoe

College of Family Physicians on Solitary

 

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Canadian Federation of Medical Students

 

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Policy Options – Dr. Iftene – Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments.

Solitary Confinement, International Rights & The Charter (November 18, 2020)

Listen to three eminent law Professors – Adelina Iftene, Debra Parkes and Lisa Kerr – as they discuss how solitary confinement impacts international and Charter Rights.

Spotlight on Solitary Launch Event (November 16, 2020)

Read Prisoners’ Legal Services’ report on the ongoing use of isolation in Canada’s federal prisons below.

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Sign the Petition Calling for an End to Solitary

Support our efforts by signing our petition here.