Ontario has didn’t observe segregation guidelines, human rights fee says

TORONTO – The Ontario Human Rights Fee says the province has didn’t maintain inmates with psychological well being disabilities out of segregation.

The claims are available in a brand new movement filed by the fee that alleges the province has breached its authorized obligations to inmates in doing so.

The fee is searching for an order to carry the province accountable together with a prohibition on segregation for anybody with a psychological well being incapacity.

The fee says that just about half of the 12,000 folks positioned in segregation between July 2018 and June 2019 had psychological well being alerts on their information.

It says the apply continues regardless of a human rights tribunal order in 2018 that claims these with psychological well being disabilities ought to solely be positioned in segregation as a final resort

The Ministry of the Solicitor Basic says it would reply to the allegations shortly.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Aug. 25, 2020.