this is so sickening.
“The information we have received on his situation is deeply troubling; his family and our entire community is concerned about his mental health and safety,” Chief Bull said.
The Globe and Mail, Oct. 21, 2016
A First Nations chief has joined the effort to free a young aboriginal man from his four-year stretch in provincial solitary confinement, petitioning Queen’s Park to explain why one of his community members has languished in isolation for so long.
The plight of Adam Capay came to light after Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, visited Thunder Bay Jail earlier this month. A correctional officer told her of a prisoner who had been held for more than 1,500 days in administrative segregation – the internal term for indefinite solitary confinement.
When she requested a visit with the isolated inmate, jail officials led her down a stairway to a basement…
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