Segregation and Mental Health
- August 26, 2020
- Kimberly Srivastava
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The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has filed a motion to address Ontario’s breach of legal obligation to keep prisoners with mental health disabilities out of segregation (link). The motion comes on the heels of Justice David Cole’s report (link) issued in April which concluded that Ontario has not provided adequate support to prisoners with mental health disabilities.
The motion seeks a full prohibition on segregation of prisoners with mental health disabilities and would establish an independent monitor to oversee the use of segregation.
You can read more about the motion here (link).
Bakerlaw will be closely following the progress of this important motion.