Highlights / John Howard

Health, Society

Federal government to appeal ruling against solitary confinement

Just a month after a British Columbia judge ruled that indefinite solitary confinement in prisons was unconstitutional, the federal government is appealing the ruling. In his ruling the B.C. Supreme Court judge said that such confinement “places all Canadian federal »

Society

Advocates decry increased charges for prisoner phone calls

Prisoner advocates say making inmates pay exorbitant fees to make phone calls is bad for rehabilitation and reintegration into society. The western province of Manitoba has recently begun charging its inmates new telephone rates which used to be almost free. »