DEPLORABLE PRISON CONDITIONS COST THE GOVERNMENT – Two Canadian inmates won $85,000 because their prison was on lockdown too often
It’s been this way for a long time. A “tough on crime” agenda, backwards bail court procedures and a chronic lack of funding has created inhumane and dangerous conditions in our jails. Now it’s costing the government where it hurts – in its pocketbook (i.e. our taxes). The Ontario government is now liable for a potential class action from inmates and it’s going to be huuuuuge.
They argued that constant lockdowns are cruel and unusual by denying them the ability to access prison programming.
Source: Two Canadian inmates won $85,000 because their prison was on lockdown too often