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Canadian Civil Liberties Association eyeing next steps in solitary confinement battle

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 8:51 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Ottawa has 12 months to implement changes to legislation on solitary confinement after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined the procedure of review around the practice is unconstitutional.

The decision in Corporation of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association v. Her Majesty the Queen 2017 ONSC 7491, passed down by Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco on Dec. 18, concluded that the review of administrative segregation currently in place, which has the institutional head of the penal system fulfilling both the roles of investigator and adjudicator, doesn’t provide...