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Government releases new rules for administrative segregation in prisons

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 7:16 AM | By Ian Burns

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has announced changes to policy regarding administrative segregation in federal institutions for people with mental health needs, but a prisoner’s rights organization says the changes don’t go far enough.

Catherine Latimer, John Howard Society of CanadaThe CSC announced it was eliminating use of the procedure, also known as solitary confinement, for inmates with a serious mental illness, inmates actively engaging in self-injury and inmates at elevated or imminent risk of suicide.

“We are always looking closely at the way we...