Stop Solitary Confinement Bill C-83

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Stop Solitary Confinement Bill C-83

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... End Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Right now, the government is trying to pass a bill that will allow indefinite solitary confinement to continue by another name. We need your help to stop it.

Bill C-83 is currently in the Senate, and we cannot let it pass in its current form.

Take action now. Call Senators to reject Bill C-83.

One out of every four prisoners in Canada has spent time in solitary confinement. They’re isolated for up to 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or years, causing them deep mental, physical, and spiritual harm.

Bill C-83 will not end this torturous practice. In fact, the bill places no hard time limits on isolation.

Instead, this bill rebrands solitary confinement as “Structured Intervention Units” that give wide discretion to correctional officers, permitting systematic breaches of the rights of prisoners. The bill still allows prisoners to be denied meaningful human contact and to be held in almost total isolation indefinitely.

Will you stand with us and call on the Senate to stop Bill C-83 in its current form?

If passed, this law will be unconstitutional. It does not respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the recent court decisions limiting placements in isolation to no more than 15 days.

Join us in fighting the rights-violating Bill C-83, and demanding that any changes made to the prison system be meaningful.

Sincerely,

Josh Paterson
Executive Director

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