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Appeal Court overturns damage awards to inmates who alleged mistreatment

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 12:32 PM | By Terry Davidson

Two Ontario inmates awarded damages after claiming to have been mistreated through frequent jailhouse lockdowns have lost on appeal after it was found the lower-court judge “significantly overstated” what the men endured.

Alison Craig, Lockyer Campbell PosnerThe Court of Appeal decision of Ogiamien v. Ontario (Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services) 2017 ONCA 667, comes after the Superior Court of Justice in May 2016 awarded of tens of thousands of dollars to Jamil Ogiamien and Huy Nguyen, two inmates who were in remand at the...