TITLE

Ombudsman urges ban against isolating mentally-ill prisoners

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, pE719
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a ban against isolating mentally ill prisoners in Canada for extended periods of time urged by Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers. It notes that Sapers suggested the introduction of a prohibition against the prisoners in the country's prisons to prevent more deaths in custody. It also mentions the areas where Saper's investigation into 9 of the 131 deaths that occurred in federal custody between October 2007 and August 2010 found common deficiencies.
ACCESSION #
54725219

 

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