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Ontario guard faces discipline for tweets about inmate in solitary confinement – The Globe and Mail

An Ontario prison officer is facing disciplinary proceedings for a series of tweets about an inmate in solitary confinement that raised doubts about the province’s commitment to embrace more humane segregation practices. Read more: Solitary confinement: How four people’s stories have changed Canada’s hearts, minds and laws​ A Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services spokesperson declined comment, saying the allegations concern “confidential human-resources matters between the employer and the employee.” A letter from the Superintendent of Central North informing Mr. Jackel of disciplinary proceedings alleges he violated three separate employee policies: the ministry’s code of conduct, the Ontario Public Service Social Media Guidelines and a set of ethical principles for correctional workers. The province bolstered efforts to improve conditions in segregation late last year, prompted to action by a series of revelations about Adam Capay, a Lac Seul First Nations man who spent more than 1,500 days in a rudimentary isolation cell awaiting trial.

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