Category Prison

Taking Prisoners’ Rights Seriously on Substantive Habeas Corpus Review

Author: Ian Davis Abstract In Mission Institution v Khela, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a detainee on an application for habeas corpus may challenge a deprivation of liberty on grounds of substantive unreasonableness. According to some advocates and… Continue Reading →

Policy, Practice and Privatized Prison Telephones in Saskatchewan

Authors: Sarah Buhler & Amanda Dodge Abstract Governing law and policy in Saskatchewan mandates fair and reasonable telephone access for prisoners in provincial correctional centres. Our community-engaged, qualitative research project investigated the state of telephone access in Saskatchewan correctional centres… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Detaining the Immigrant Other

Rich Furman, Douglas Epps and Greg Lamphear (eds), Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 220 pages. Author: Jenny Poon Excerpt An extraordinarily timely contribution to literature, Detaining the Immigrant Other is a rich… Continue Reading →

United States: Turning the Corner on Solitary Confinement?

Author: David C. Fathi Abstract The use of solitary confinement increased dramatically in the United States in the 1990s with more than forty states and the federal government operating at least one “supermax” prison by 2006. But recent years have… Continue Reading →

Solitary Confinement: The View from Europe

Author: Sharon Shalev Abstract This article examines the extent and nature of the use of solitary confinement in Europe. It offers insight into how different jurisdictions manage those they classify as requiring longer term segregation from the wider prison population,… Continue Reading →

Contesting Unmodulated Deprivation: Sauvé v Canada and the Normative Limits on Punishment

Author: Efrat Arbel Abstract Despite a pressing need for judicial guidance on the legalities of administrative segregation, Canadian courts have yet to outline clear, comprehensive principles by which to assess its deployment. While some courts have rebuked the Correctional Service… Continue Reading →

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