Inside Canada's Corrections System

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The Ontario government recently appointed Howard Sapers, the federal correctional investigator, to look into the use of segregation - generally known as solitary confinement - and ways to improve the province's prison system. The appointment comes following criticism of the treatment of Adam Capay, a First Nations man kept in segregation for four years while awaiting trial. Meanwhile, prisons across the country grapple with overcrowding, inmates with mental health issues, and a disproportionate number of Indigenous people behind bars. The Agenda assembles a panel to look into the challenges facing the corrections system.
Episode:
Preparing for Prison; Inside Canadian Courts
Aired:
Nov 16, 2016
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