This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

This Lawsuit Claims Canada Has Been Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoners

Photo by Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

By Rachel Browne July 23, 2015 | 8:00 pm https://news.vice.com/article/this-lawsuit-claims-canada-has-been-abusing-mentally-ill-prisoners

Chris Brazeau, a 34-year-old prisoner serving time for armed robbery in Alberta, learned he had ADHD at a young age.

Diagnosed with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder about one year into his 12-year sentence, Brazeau says he has periodically gone without medical treatment and access to his prescribed medications. At one point, he spent an entire year in solitary confinement, and suffered a “significant worsening of his mental health problems…including anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and visual and auditory hallucinations.” …

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