Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale introduced new legislation yesterday that proposes new rules for how federal inmates are separated from the general prison population. Bill C-38 proposes changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that include eliminating the current system of solitary confinement.
The disciplinary segregation system will be replaced with “structured intervention units” (SIUs), allowing inmates to still be separated from the general inmate population while providing increased time out of confinement, meaningful interaction and access to rehabilitation programming. About 7,000 USJE members work in federal institutions and Canadian communities – many in rehabilitative roles.
Watch the CTV news story and hear USJE Stan Stapleton weigh in on why USJE supports the new changes.