The average stay in solitary confinement for a Saskatoon inmate in 1999 was 17 and a half days…the average stay 15 years later during a three month stay is up to 37 days.

JHSS CEO Greg Fleet says the use of segregation is a last resort and should not be used to manage overcrowded prison populations.  Fleet added “there is a very high number of people on remand causing increasing pressure on provincial institutions”. “When segregation is being used to manage the prison population or as an overflow option, obviously that’s a symptom of a larger problem.”

#Effective, Just, Humane

Take the 360 degree video experience of solitary confinement in US prisons, which places viewers in a virtual segregation cell they can explore and interact with. It highlights the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement for people who have experienced it first-hand around the world.