Cruel and usual punishment: solitary confinement in Canadian prisons

@article{Kelsall2014CruelAU,
  title={Cruel and usual punishment: solitary confinement in Canadian prisons},
  author={Diane L Kelsall},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={186},
  pages={1345 - 1345}
}
  • Diane L Kelsall
  • Published 9 December 2014
  • Law, Political Science
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
On any given day, there are 850 offenders (about 5.6% of the prison population) in solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons.1 Some of these inmates have been isolated for more than four months. Many are young. Many have serious mental health problems. Is this acceptable practice or is this 
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