Please help support a critical legal battle for the human rights of Canadian prisoners.
As further cases of abuse in Canadian solitary confinement or administrative segregation cells come to light and as governments fail to make the necessary legislative reforms to stop this cruelty, legal action is necessary.
On January 19, 2015, the John Howard Society of Canada joined with the BC Civil Liberties Association in filing a public interest law suit claiming that federal government’s laws and practices relating to administrative segregation/solitary confinement are inconsistent with guaranteed Charter rights.
We are extremely fortunate to have Joe Arvay, one of Canada’s leading Charter litigators, and Alison Latimer acting on a pro bono basis. A significant amount of their time has been invested in preparing this case. A mountain of evidence and opinions of leading experts have been gathered. A seven-week trial is slated to begin in January 2017 and we need help to get our experts and witnesses to Vancouver and to help offset the administrative costs and disbursements. Every $10 or $20 contribution would help.
This is an opportunity to participate in stopping abusive solitary confinement and administrative segregation. Please join this epic challenge to protect the rights and health of Canadian prisoners. We need you now.