BCCLA to announce resolution of solitary confinement lawsuit against government

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Vancouver – The B.C. Civil Liberties Association will announce at a press conference on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. that there has been a resolution in the lawsuit against the Government of Canada that the BCCLA filed on behalf of a prisoner who was held in solitary confinement for more than three and a half years while in a federal prison. The lawsuit charged the 26 year-old aboriginal woman was treated illegally and inhumanely.

The former prisoner will speak about her harrowing ordeal while held in solitary confinement. Her mother will also be at the press conference to speak about her daughter’s trauma and the effect on their family.

What: Press conference with woman suing federal government over time in solitary confinement
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Where: 900 Helmcken Street, Vancouver B.C., 2nd Floor
Who: Former prisoner and lawyers on the case will be available to speak about the lawsuit