Rights groups fight Canada government's defense of solitary confinement

Canadian law allows for prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement that hurts vulnerable people most and and it must be struck down, lawyers for civil liberties groups argued this week.

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June 22, 2018

Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

Between April 2015 and April 2016, black people awaiting trial in Ontario jails were there longer, on average, than white people charged with the same crime.

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October 20, 2017

Canadian province creates first victim-led trafficking 'brains trust'

Victims of human trafficking will form a first-of-its-kind "brain trust" to advise policymakers in Ontario how to combat the crime.

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August 31, 2017

Canada's jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying

Nearly 270 people have died in Canadian provincial jails over the past five years. Two-thirds of them were legally innocent.

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August 04, 2017