March 26, 2019
We are pleased to report that in an unprecedented decision, the Honourable Justice Perell awarded $20 million in Charter damages to the seriously mentally ill who have been subjected to solitary confinement in Federal prisons.
The damages are to be distributed in the form of additional mental health or program resources for structural changes in prisons. Individual claims for compensation will be adjudicated at a later date.
To view the reasons for decision, please click here.