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CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - Protection against cruel and unusual treatment or punishment

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 11:42 AM  

Appeal by the Attorneys General of Ontario and Canada from a Superior Court of Justice decision finding that frequent lockdowns at Maplehurst Correctional Complex (Maplehurst) violated Ogiamien’s and Nguyen’s Charter rights. Ogiamien and Nguyen were detained for three years and one year, respectively, at Maplehurst, while awaiting an immigration hearing and a trial on firearms charges, respectively. Lockdowns were frequent during their detention, during which Ogiamien and Nguyen remained locked in their cells without access to a dayroom and programs. Both Ogiamien and Nguyen brought an...