Victory for the human rights of disabled prisoners!
Prisoners’ Legal Services won a Federal Court decision ordering the Canadian Human Rights Commission to reinvestigate a complaint from Christopher Brazeau, a prisoner with ADHD. The CHRC… initially dismissed Mr. Brazeau’s human rights issue, but the Federal Court found that the CHRC’s rationale was flawed and based on an inadequate investigation.
The decision means that Mr. Brazeau can seek remedies for the human rights abuses he suffered while in custody.
In 2008, Correctional Services Canada cut Mr. Brazeau off from effective medication and transferred him to Kent Institution, a maximum-security penitentiary. He spent the majority of his next three years in segregation, unable to control his behaviour without being effectively medicated.
You can read the decision here: