Administrative segregation class actions

The Brazeau, Reddock and Gallone (BRG) class actions challenged the use of administrative segregation in federal correctional institutions. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Quebec (Court) have ordered that class members can claim compensation. The Court appointed an external claims administrator to manage the claims process.  Offenders were notified of the class actions and informed on how to submit a claim. The claims period ended on November 7, 2022 and in January 2023, the external administrator will disburse the $28 million aggregate damages awarded by the court to eligible claimants. The claims administration process now focuses on claims for individual damages.

It is important to note that the eligibility of the claimant is determined by the claims administrator using documents made available to them in accordance with the Court Order. The Court established the criteria for those eligible to be awarded damages.

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The use of administrative segregation was abolished in November 2019, and is no longer used in federal correctional facilities in Canada. CSC remains committed to ensuring that federal correctional institutions continue to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff.

Claims process

CSC is supporting the claims process by:

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