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Correctional officers express concerns after province vows to scale back solitary confinement

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Effective immediately, Ontario jails and correctional facilities will only use segregation as “a measure of last resort.” That’s the major takeaway 19 months after the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced a comprehensive review of the province’s policies on solitary confinement.

“It’s always been a measure of last resort.” OPSEU’s (Ontario Public Sector Employee Union ) Corrections chair Monte Vieselmeyer tells CityNews. “If we had other options to resort to, we’d be using them.” more…

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