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Report on segregation in prison does not go far enough, lawyers say

Friday, May 05, 2017 @ 4:06 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Ontario released an interim report on May 4 scrutinizing the use of segregation in the province’s prisons and providing recommendations on how solitary confinement should be used. However, some lawyers don’t think the recommendations go far enough.

Breese Davies“I’ve been locked in a segregation cell and it’s horrible, but I also knew that when I knocked on the window someone would let me out because I was there as a lawyer,” said Breese Davies, a Toronto-based criminal lawyer. “What I can’t imagine is being put into...