Criminologist to consider practice of solitary confinement

When Parliament created “Structured Intervention Units” in 2019, Correctional Service Canada took the position that the new legislation had abolished administrative segregation and its institutions no longer practised solitary confinement.

Anthony N. Doob, professor emeritus at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, will explore this claim in his 2024 Distinguished Lecture of the Windsor Yearbook Access to Justice from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Don Rodzik Moot Court, Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building.

Dr. Doob’s in-depth analysis, spanning over four years, sheds light on two distinct yet interconnected aspects of Canada’s approach to solitary confinement. The first facet involves unraveling the intricacies of what transpires within the confines of the country’s penitentiaries, commonly referred to as solitary confinement. The second, more intricate aspect, delves into the examination of “Structured Intervention Units” as a critical lens through which to comprehend the inner workings of Correctional Service Canada and its treatment of all prisoners.

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