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Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé’s report last week on solitary confinement found a ministry that literally doesn’t know how many prisoners are being held in it for how long.
04-24-2017
 
ANALYSIS: Ombudsman Paul Dubé says the province's segregation practices need serious revision — and that the government has long been aware of systemic problems
04-24-2017
 
Paul Dubé calls on provincial government to better track and monitor use of solitary confinement.
04-20-2017
 
An Ottawa jail inmate with apparent mental health issues and a diminished cognitive ability that made it difficult for him to carry on a conversation spent more than a year in segregation, an investigation by the province’s ombudsman found.
04-20-2017
 
Following a six-month investigation, Ontario’s Ombudsman has found that the province routinely flouts its own rules around solitary confinement in prisons, regularly losing track of how long prisoners have spent in the restrictive cells as well as why they were placed there.
04-20-2017
 
After a shocking case of solitary confinement in one Ontario prison was exposed last fall, the province’s ombudsman has revealed a system that fails to track how long inmates remain in segregation and largely ignores policies meant to ensure segregation placements are both reviewed and justified.
04-20-2017
 
TORONTO — Vulnerable inmates are being put at risk due to Ontario's highly flawed system of segregation, the province's ombudsman said Thursday.
04-20-2017
 
'As a family we felt that ... positive things have happened related to Andrew's death,' Loku's uncle says.
04-06-2017
 
Paul Dubé, Ontario’s ombudsman, addressed a crowd including Ottawa police at the police service’s second annual Human Rights Learning Forum on Dec. 8 at the St. Elias Centre.
12-12-2016
 
Review follows in the wake of the Adam Capay case and a rising number of complaints.
12-02-2016