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Letter to Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba

Hon. Brian PallisterPremierProvince of Manitoba450 BroadwayWinnipeg, MB R3C 0V8November 2, 2020 Dear Premier Pallister: Re: Solitary Confinement We wish to raise with you our concerns, widely shared by the public, on the continued use of solitary confinement in corrections. Our aim is abolition, but we would hope to see major reforms achieved even short of that goal. We expect that the gross overrepresentation of Indigenous persons in solitary (already over-represented in the prison population) will not be curtailed short of legislation to abolish solitary. As you may know, the federal government has abandoned its appeals on two major decisions on solitary. This means that…