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Solitary confinement replaced by new system where 1 in 10 prisoners experience torture

By Linda Mussell, PhD Candidate, Political Studies, Queen's University, Ontario
Marsha Rampersaud, PhD Candidate, Sociology, Queen's University, Ontario
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In November 2019, structured intervention units (SIUs) officially replaced solitary confinement in Canada.

Prior to SIUs, solitary confinement operated through administrative segregation and disciplinary segregation. The new system claimed to add safeguards, mental health supports and provide prisoners with four hours outside their cells per day,…


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