In Canada last year roughly 1,200 people were placed in solitary confinement for more than 15 days. The United Nations considers this to be a form of torture.
Robert King and Albert Woodfox are the two surviving members of the Angola 3 and between then they spent 72 years in solitary confinement for crimes they did not commit.
On 2 March they will be at Lakehead University to tell their stories and answer questions about solitary confinement, its use, its abuse, and its effects on prisoners.
The session will be held in Thunder Bay, but it will be broadcast to the Orillia Campus. This is an opportunity to find out about a social justice issue of concern for Canadians.
The event is sponsored by RESRG, and the departments of History, Philosophy, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the African Caribbean Students Association.
All are welcome.
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