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 a series of point-in-time reviews which includes inmates in segregation who have possible mental health conditions. The first two reviews examined whether and when various standard procedures such as mental health screening, physician referrals, and mental health reassessments, occurred for the identified inmates. The ministry also committed to doing a further review of screening for mental health with inmates who were segregated, at six facilities chosen by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The results of these reviews are included below.

The data for these reviews was 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 mitigate this challenge, the ministry is 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 OHRC.

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

Review of all inmate admissions on November 1, 2017

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

Review of inmates with possible mental health conditions who were in segregation on June 5, 2018


Human rights-based data collection for inmates in segregation

Human rights-based data collection for inmates in restrictive confinement

Review of all inmate deaths within all facilities during 2017