CCLA and Others Renew Calls to Limit Dry Cell Use – An “Extreme” Form of Solitary Confinement

In Rights by poladmin

Earlier this summer the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a number of other groups urged the federal government to put immediate limits on the use of dry cells – a form of imprisonment that the Office of the Correctional Investigator has called “the most degrading, austere and restrictive imaginable in federal corrections.”   
Unfortunately, the legal changes that were called for were not made. Instead, we were told that the government would pursue a ministerial directive and regulations to put essential safeguards in place.   
Yesterday the ministerial directive was issued. The directive calls on CSC to respect existing provisions

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