Over the past few weeks, Corrections Services Canada and the Federal Government have been placed under the spotlight based on recommendations on the practice of placing inmates into segregation. These recommendations come from an inquest relate to Ashley Smith and more recent concerns surrounding the death of Edward Snowshoe.
Below is a conversation between the CBC and Canada’s prisoner Ombudsman Howard Sapers on the role of segregation and its consequences.
Here is Debra Parkes,associate dean, research and graduate studies, in the law faculty at the University of Manitoba, on segregation and human rights in Canada: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/we-need-the-rule-of-law-in-prison/article22004287/ She will be joining us on Wednesday.
Once you have listened to the podcast and read the Parkes op-ed, leave an informed comment on the Day 6 website. Be sure to have a question, thesis, and rationale.