Despite a declining provincial custody population, deaths in custody in Ontario are increasing at an alarming rate.
CCLA has sent a letter to the Solicitor General of Ontario urging immediate action to improve transparency, accountability, and provide trauma-informed support for prisoners and families after a loved one dies in a provincial prison.
The letter comes on the heels of a new report, released this morning, which documents a sharp increase in the number of deaths in Ontario provincial institutions.
Download the full report on deaths in custody
Download CCLA’s letter to the Solicitor General
The report shows that deaths in Ontario