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Mentally-ill female inmates housed in male facility: report
Ombudsmna says Canada’s federal prisons, “serve no underlying correctional or rehabilitative purpose.”
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October 31, 2017
Some female inmates with serious mental-health conditions are being sent to a men’s facility for treatment, a practice the federal prison ombudsman calls “completely unacceptable” in a new report.
Canada’s correctional investigator, Ivan Zinger, also said that while the use of solitary confinement has decreased significantly in the past few years, conditions “continue to be problematic” and Indigenous inmates are still overrepresented.
In his first report since being appointed to the job in January, Mr. Zinger focused on the conditions of confinement in Canada’s federal prisons, which “serve no underlying correctional or rehabilitative purpose.”
The wide-ranging report touched on everything from poor food quality, unsatisfactory work opportunities and unsafe transport vehicles, making 17 recommendations to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). It also calls for terminally ill inmates to be able to access medical assistance in dying, as well as a safe tattooing program in federal prisons….THE GLOBE AND MAIL