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Government asks Supreme Court for urgent stay of solitary confinement ruling

TORONTO — The federal government is asking the Supreme Court for an urgent stay of a ruling that declared administrative segregation unconstitutional. 

The practice allows authorities to isolate inmates who pose a safety risk to themselves or others.

However, it is due to become illegal on Tuesday.

An Ontario judge struck down the law on the practice in December 2017 because of a lack of meaningful oversight.

The judge put his ruling on hold for one year to give the government time to fix the broken system.

The Court of Appeal recently extended the stay until next week but warned there would be no more extensions.

The Canadian Press

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