Edward Snowshoe’s death exposed the reality of torture in Canada

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Renu Mandhane's op-ed about continuing rights violations against prisoners with mental health issues was published on July 14, 2014 by the Globe and Mail.  The newspaper's editorial raised similar concerns and called on Canada to end the practice of segregating prisoners with mental health issues.

Mandhane's op-ed builds on the IHRP’s 2012 report entitled Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading? Canada’s Treatment of Federally-Sentenced Women with Mental Health Issues.  The report was submitted to the UN Committee against Torture who found that Canada’s practice of long-term segregation of mentally ill prisoners violated the Torture Convention.