Civil liberties group hopes to set precedent against solitary confinement


BobbyLee Worm, a 26-year-old aboriginal woman who was held in solitary confinement for more than three years, spoke at a press conference today about the detrimental effects of this type of punishment in Canadian prisons.

In March, 2011, Correctional Service of Canada opted to cancel the protocol that was used to keep Worm in solitary confinement, following a lawsuit Worm filed against the federal government with help from the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).

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