Unascertained

On December 15, 2016, Soleiman Faqiri was found dead in his cell after an altercation with a group of correctional officers. After suffering a schizophrenic episode, the 30-year-old was awaiting a mental health assessment at a Lindsay Ontario jail. He was pepper sprayed, shackled, and wearing a spit hood. But there was no footage of what went on inside his segregation cell that day. "Unascertained" pieces together the timeline of Soleiman's death and what really happened when guards entered the room. It's a story of a family's loss, mental health failures in the prison system, and a search for justice. A six-part series from TVO Podcasts. Hosted by Yusuf Zine.

Episodes

Air Date: September 15, 2021 - 43:33
Part VIII: In the final chapter, two people who have never spoken publicly provide new details on the case.
Air Date: September 01, 2021 - 2:28
Soleiman Faqiri's cause of death status is reversed. Plus, after hearing the podcast, new sources come forward.
Air Date: June 23, 2021 - 28:21
A former correctional officer at the Lindsay jail comes forward with startling information about Soleiman Faqiri's death.
Air Date: June 11, 2021 - 1:36
Podcast-Audio 2
Air Date: May 12, 2021 - 48:10
A new revelation brings the case into focus.
Air Date: May 05, 2021 - 1:27
A last-minute interview comes through that allows the team to ask some big questions.
Air Date: April 28, 2021 - 40:09
How a code of silence in some Ontario prisons covers up acts of violence.
Air Date: April 21, 2021 - 43:25
An eyewitness shares jarring details of what happened to Soleiman Faqiri.
Air Date: April 14, 2021 - 44:25
An investigation concludes there are no grounds to lay charges, but lawyers for the Faqiri family believe they weren't being told the full story.
Air Date: April 07, 2021 - 33:47
After their loved one winds up dead in an Ontario jail, a family embarks on a years-long search for answers.
Air Date: April 07, 2021 - 34:15
What happened in the days leading up to Soleiman Faqiri's death?