The law firms of Koskie Minsky LLP and Sutts, Strosberg LLP are prosecuting a proposed class action against the Province of Ontario concerning the inhumane treatment of young persons under the age of eighteen who were incarcerated in provincial youth custody facilities and subjected to periods of solitary confinement exceeding six (6) hours.
On December 17, 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified the following class:
“All persons who, while under the age of 18, were placed in segregation for more than 6 hours between April 1, 2004 and December 17, 2018 at the following Ontario Youth detention facilities:
• Bluewater Youth Centre,
• Brookside Youth Centre;
• Cecil Facer Youth Centre;
• Donald Doucet Youth Centre;
• Invictus Youth Centre;
• Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre;
• Roy McMurtry Youth Centre;
• Sprucedale Youth Centre;
• Toronto Youth Assessment Centre.”
The certified class does not include (i) individuals who were segregated by reason of lock-down at a youth detention facility; or (ii) the routine locking of youth in their rooms as authorized by statute.
A copy of the Certification Order is available here.
If you do not fall into the above definition, you are no longer covered by the claim and any applicable limitation periods will continue to run regarding your claim.
All potential class members should register here.
Please monitor this website as it will be updated as the litigation progresses.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, toll-free at 1-844-819-8501 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org