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... Justice Not Torture

The fight to end indefinite solitary confinement continues.

Last week, the BCCLA was at the BC Court of Appeal to defend our case on behalf of the many prisoners subject to the systemic injustice of Canada’s current solitary confinement regime.

I’ve written a blog to report back on court proceedings for our supporters.

Read it here.

Despite recent promises to end solitary confinement, the federal government continues to fight to overturn the ruling that established the current practices as unconstitutional and in violation of fundamental human rights.

During the hearing, the court recognized that the problems with solitary confinement are systemic.

We argued for the following minimum solutions:

  • The implementation of the United Nations standard 15-day time limit;
  • That no person with mental illness should ever be placed in administrative segregation;
  • That independent oversight is essential to accountability and dismantling the institutional bias that has allowed for these rights violations to continue.
Read my blog here.

Tomorrow, we’ll be at Parliament appearing before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to speak on the government’s proposed Bill C-83. The bill, as it stands, is unacceptable as it will not end the abuse of solitary confinement.

To get the latest, you can follow along on our social media channels: @bccla and @BCCivLib.

Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Latoya Farrell
Articling Student

P.S. You can stand with us as we continue our fight by making a donation today.

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