Solitary confinement appeal

By The Canadian Press
February 19, 2018 - 6:54am

VANCOUVER —   The B-C Civil Liberties Association says the federal government has announced it will appeal a B-C Supreme Court decision striking down indefinite solitary confinement for federal inmates.

    In response to a legal challenge from the association and John Howard Society, the court declared solitary confinement is unconstitutional and undermines the safety and security of all inmates.

    Association executive director Josh Paterson says the appeal is shocking, because the federal Liberals ran on a pledge to end indefinite solitary confinement.

    The association's acting litigation director says the appeal is another example of justice deferred for prisoners and she pledges the civil liberties association will fight it.

(The Canadian Press)

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