November 21, 2015

Trudeau would ban long term solitary cofinement

Globe and Mail, CA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed his Justice Minister to implement a series of recommendations that would ban long-term solitary confinement for federal inmates and steer all vulnerable prisoners away from the regressive form of incarceration.
The move would bring Canada into line with guidelines set down by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and mark a stark about-face in the federal government’s attitude toward the prison practice of isolating offenders upwards of 23 hours a day with little meaningful human contact.

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