Liberals Want To Eliminate Solitary Confinement For Federal Prisoners

OTTAWA — Eleven years after a teenager killed herself after spending more than three years in segregation in prison, Ottawa is moving to ban the practice of isolating prisoners who pose risks to security or themselves.

Legislation introduced Tuesday by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will eliminate the practice of separating inmates from others in isolated cells for either administrative or disciplinary reasons.

Inmates who do pose risks, will instead be moved to new "structured...

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