CS - Data on inmates in Ontario

Data on inmates in Ontario being made available to the public

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has conducted point-in-time reviews of inmates in segregation who have possible mental health disabilities, and is releasing the data to the public. The review examined whether and when various standard procedures – mental health screening, physician referrals, and mental health reassessments, for example – occurred for the identified inmates.

The data for these reviews were manually collected based on a complex examination of each inmate file. As a result, the ministry recognizes that there may be data collection issues. To help resolve this challenge with future file reviews, the ministry will be working closely with the Independent Expert on Human Rights and Corrections on all data collection initiatives related to the ministry’s new agreement with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

Review of all inmates on January 10, 2017, March 4, 2017 and June 1, 2017

Review of inmates with possible mental health disabilities who were in segregation on November 14, 2017