May 17, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Despite calls from “outraged” Ontario health workers, the province won’t stop putting immigration detainees in provincial jails any time soon.
May 5, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Corrections Minister Yasir Naqvi is “concerned” that Ontario inmates are being put in solitary confinement because of their mental illnesses — but he won’t commit to ending the practice entirely.
April 29, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Patrick Cain, Global News
We don’t know much about him but we know he was “bizarre.”
“Bizarre behaviour” is what got him placed in solitary confinement in the first place.
July 17, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
A Toronto law firm has launched a class action suit against the federal government over the treatment of prison inmates with mental illness.
July 8, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Staffing-related lockdowns in crowded jails across Ontario have more than tripled since 2009, numbers obtained by Global News show.
March 5, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Federal prisons are losing 515 acute-care beds, which are being transferred to provide “intermediate” psychiatric care as Corrections Canada struggles to cope with a crisis of mental illness among offenders.
November 12, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Last May, as Global News published an investigation showing Canada’s sickest inmates are held in its deadliest prisons, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney pledged to take seriously the treatment of mentally ill inmates – starting with a two-bed pilot project at a facility designed for offenders with severe mental illness.
More than six months later, that two-bed pilot project has yet to materialize. The federal government, for its part, points to an interim agreement for one woman as progress in itself.
October 6, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
When Judge Sheila Whelan shot down an attempt to designate Marlene Carter a dangerous offender, she said the public would be “shocked” by the way Carter, an inmate with a history of abuse and severe mental illness, was treated in prison.
Now the Crown is appealing that decision, arguing that to protect the public Carter must be incarcerated indefinitely.
September 10, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canada’s federal prisons are continuing practices known to make inmates more likely to kill themselves – and then failing to properly measure or report these suicides, a watchdog report finds.