Information from Elizabeth Fry Toronto: Court rulings in Ontario and British Columbia have concluded that solitary confinement is unconstitutional. The government has been given a year to reflect the new rulings.
The effects of solitary confinement are destructive and often permanent causing psychological harm including post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides. Solitary confinement is more than unconstitutional, it is cruel and unusual punishment.
On September 12, 2018, we will be hosting a panel discussion examining the consequences of short and long-term solitary confinement and what changes we expect to see in legislation and practice.
Read more:Â September 12: Challenging Solitary Confinement: Panel Discussion at Elizabeth Fry Toronto
First published at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/news/september-12-challenging-solitary-confinement-panel-discussion-elizabeth-fry-toronto