Act Today: Email your Senator to end indefinite solitary confinement

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... End Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Dear friends and supporters,

You only have 5 days left to stop indefinite solitary confinement Bill C-83 from passing in its current form. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 people asking the Senate to reject Bill C-83.

Please stand with us against torture and contact Senators today!

Take action now.

Both the Supreme Court of BC and the Ontario Court of Appeal have ruled that indefinite solitary confinement is unconstitutional.

It is discriminatory against Indigenous people, people living with mental illness, and people with disabilities. Moreover, its damaging effects increase the longer a person is kept isolated, and leaves many individuals traumatized and struggling to reintegrate into community.

Bill C-83 does nothing to change this reality. The bill does not:

  • Establish a hard cap on solitary placements of no more than 15 days - which is already a very long time in isolation
  • Ensure that there is independent, external oversight to review a prisoner's case no later than 5 days after placement in isolation
  • Prohibit the isolation of prisoners with mental illness
  • Guarantee that prisoners will have meaningful human contact

We’re over half way to our goal of 1,000 people reaching out to Senators. Can you help us fight back today by telling the Senate to reject Bill C-83 in its current form?

Contact your Senator now.

Thank you for your standing with us against solitary confinement. Together, we can end this torturous practice.

Sincerely,

Grace Pastine
Litigation Director

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