New Limit For Solitary Confinement of Federal Prisoners

The federal government has set new limits on the amount of time that a prisoners can remain in solitary confinement.

Under the new rule, prisoners can only be kept in solitary confinement for 15 days.

The Correctional Service Canada will be given an 18-month period to make the transition.

At that time the cap will be set at 21 days.

Atlantic Canada currently has highest use of solitary confinement.