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PRISON ADMINISTRATION - Conditions and treatment - Duty of fairness - Rights of prisoners - Segregation of prisoners

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:32 AM  

Action by the plaintiffs, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada, for an end to administrative segregation as it was presently practised in federal penitentiaries in Canada. The plaintiffs contended that ss. 31 to 33 and 37 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) authorizing administrative segregation were contrary to ss. 7, 9, 10, 12 and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). They said that the impugned provisions permitted indeterminate and prolonged solitary confinement. Segregation, especially...