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
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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- Thursday, March 11, 2021