Disciplinary Segregation in Prison: Class Action authorized against the AGQ
On June 29, 2021, the Superior Court authorized the institution of a class action against the Attorney General of Quebec (“AGQ”) regarding the use of solitary confinement as a disciplinary sanction in provincial prisons.
The plaintiff alleges that the use of this extreme measure that deprives individuals of their liberty violates their fundamental rights protected by the Canadian Charter and the Quebec Charter. Moreover, the disciplinary process leading to the solitary confinement placement do not offer any procedural fairness.
The class action seeks to obtain a monetary compensation for individuals that were victims of disciplinary segregation.
For more information and confirm if you could be a member of this class action, you can consult the Notice to members by clicking here.
To see the class action webpage, you can click here.