Canada's Landmark Ruling against Solitary Confinement
Date:  02-11-2018

Ruling called "stunning, decisive and far reaching"
From University of California:

In a landmark court ruling this week that prohibits solitary confinement in Canada, a Canadian judge relied heavily on expert testimony by psychology professor Craig Haney.

Haney, who has spent decades studying the psychological effects of imprisonment, was involved in the nine-week trial that took place last summer in Vancouver, testifying about the effects of segregation on mental health.

"It is a stunning ruling. It could not be more decisive or far reaching," said Haney. "It gratifying to see how carefully and astutely the judge worked through the complicated scientific evidence to reach his conclusions." Continue reading >>>