Kelly Hannah-Moffat: The Problem with Solitary Confinement
"It’s a practice that has been in the news since the Ashley Smith case first made headlines and, last week, the Ontario government announced it had launched a review of its solitary confinement policies.
Kelly Hannah-Moffat is an expert on prisons, risk
assessment and punishment, particularly as experienced by women and
marginalized populations. A professor of sociology at the University of
Toronto Mississauga and director of the Centre of Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, she spoke with writer Jenny Hall about the practice – what is it, what is it supposed to accomplish, and how is it being used?"