End Solitary Confinement - BobbyLee's Story

This is a short film about solitary confinement – a practice that the UN has called tantamount to torture, yet we continue to practice in Canada. Solitary confinement is the practice of locking a person in a small cell for up to 23 hours a day, sometimes indefinitely. As of 2015, there were more than 1,850 people in solitary confinement on any given day in federal or provincial prisons across Canada. The BC Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada have launched a constitutional challenge to end the use of solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons. Please support their fight: bccla.org/solitary-confinement


Directed by Kevin Eastwood

Edited by Brendan Woollard

Cinematography by Vince Arvidson & Simon Schneider

Produced by Optic Nerve Films for the BC Civil Liberties Association