Wednesday, November 2, 2016

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM, wrote: **********please do not reply THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT MONITORED ********** Thank you for visiting the Alberta Government feedback web site. Following is the response to your question prepared by Justice and Solicitor General : Thank you for reaching out to Alberta Connects. Concerns about the overall administration and regulations in correctional facilities in Alberta is the responsibility of the Solicitor General. The identities and individual circumstances of inmates cannot be disclosed due to privacy reasons, and no public data is available. However, the inmates can forward a complaint or request to anyone or any area, including directly to the Centre Director by way of a Request for Interview form that are available to all inmates. Information about when a public fatality inquiry is initiated and the process can be found at: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/default.aspx. Once complete, all public fatality reports are posted online and can be found at: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/fatality_reports.aspx?WT.svl=programs. The presiding judge provides the Minister with a written report after an inquiry is complete. This report: • identifies the deceased, • outlines the data, time, place and circumstances of death, • may recommend how to prevent similar incidents, and • cannot make any findings of legal responsibility. Thank you very much for your comments and questions.

I am going around and around the government carousel of no information.

I write to Alberta Connects again.


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Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM
Subject: RE: Please provide information requested (AC421229)
To: investigationsjyali@gmail.com


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Hi, You have not answered my questions. I am not asking for specific data. I am asking about policy. Do you use solitary confinement in Alberta? What are the durations of this practice? Do you follow the requirements of the UN? Why do you avoid answering simple questions? I also asked about a specific request for fatality inquiries that has yet not been addressed. Let me put this request at the bottom of this e-mail so you may inquire about it. Sincerely, Julie From: Julie Ali < Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM Subject: Re: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta To: Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca> Hi Ms. Fuchinsky, Can you include 2015 and 2016 reports in your summary as I do not want to have to patchwork this project? Thanks so much. Sincerely, Julie On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca> wrote: Hello Ms. Ali, As you can appreciate, this is a large project and will take some time. I the meantime, you can access 2015 and 2016 reports here: https://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/fatality_reports.aspx From: Julie Ali Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:33 PM To: Jennifer Fuchinsky Subject: Re: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta Hi, Can you do it from the beginning of time to now? Thanks, Julie On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca> wrote: Hello Ms. Ali, in response to your questions: 1. I can run a search and provide these for you. How far back do you want them? 2. At this time there is not a public database. 3. The reports are public and are available to anyone who makes a request. Jennifer Fuchinsky Fatality Inquiry Coordinator Justice and Solicitor General Legal Services Division Phone: 780-422-4077 AB-JSG 2Color CMYK From: Julie Ali [ Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54 PM To: Jennifer Fuchinsky Subject: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta Hi, I am working on another project. This one is on the deaths of citizens in jail. I need more fatality reports. 1) Fatality reports needed on all citizens who die in police custody I want the fatality reports of all citizens who have died in police custody. This is either before they got to jail or were in jail. Since this is a big project, will I have to provide the names of these citizens? Or do you have a way to screen the fatality reports as I would expect from the government? Please let me know. 2) Also is there any way I could just access past fatality reports by myself? 3) Why doesn't the government keep all fatality reports on the website like the AER is doing for all non- compliances for the oil and gas industry? Why do we have no continuous record of the fatality reports? Thank you for your assistance in this matter. sincerely, Julie Ali This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM, <AlbertaConnects@gov.ab.ca> wrote: **********please do not reply THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT MONITORED ********** Thank you for visiting the Alberta Government feedback web site. Following is the response to your question prepared by Justice and Solicitor General : Thank you for reaching out to Alberta Connects. Concerns about the overall administration and regulations in correctional facilities in Alberta is the responsibility of the Solicitor General. The identities and individual circumstances of inmates cannot be disclosed due to privacy reasons, and no public data is available. However, the inmates can forward a complaint or request to anyone or any area, including directly to the Centre Director by way of a Request for Interview form that are available to all inmates. Information about when a public fatality inquiry is initiated and the process can be found at: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/default.aspx. Once complete, all public fatality reports are posted online and can be found at:https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/fatality_reports.aspx? WT.svl=programs. The presiding judge provides the Minister with a written report after an inquiry is complete. This report: • identifies the deceased, • outlines the data, time, place and circumstances of death, • may recommend how to prevent similar incidents, and • cannot make any findings of legal responsibility. Thank you very much for your comments and questions.
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From: Julie Ali <investigationsjyali@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: use of solitary confinement(ACR-419975)
To: AlbertaConnects@gov.ab.ca

Hi,
You have not answered my questions.
I am not asking for specific data. I am asking about policy.
Do you use solitary confinement in Alberta?
What are the durations of this practice?
Do you follow the requirements of the UN?
Why do you avoid answering simple questions?

I also asked about a specific request for fatality inquiries that has yet not been addressed. Let me put this request at the bottom of this e-mail so you may inquire about it.

Sincerely, Julie 



From: Julie Ali <
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta
To: Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca>


Hi Ms. Fuchinsky,
Can you include 2015 and 2016 reports in your summary as I do not want to have to patchwork this project? 
Thanks so much.
Sincerely, Julie 

On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca> wrote:
Hello Ms. Ali,

As you can appreciate, this is a large project and will take some time. I the meantime, you can access 2015 and 2016 reports here: https://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/fatality_reports.aspx

From: Julie Ali
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:33 PM
To: Jennifer Fuchinsky
Subject: Re: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta

Hi,
Can you do it from the beginning of time to now?
Thanks, Julie

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca> wrote:
Hello Ms. Ali, in response to your questions:

1.      I can run a search and provide these for you. How far back do you want them?
2.      At this time there is not a public database.
3.      The reports are public and are available to anyone who makes a request.

Jennifer Fuchinsky
Fatality Inquiry Coordinator
Justice and Solicitor General
Legal Services Division
Phone:  780-422-4077

AB-JSG 2Color CMYK 



From: Julie Ali [
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54 PM
To: Jennifer Fuchinsky
Subject: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta

Hi,

I am working on another project.
This one is on the deaths of citizens in jail.  I need more fatality reports. 

1) Fatality reports needed on all citizens who die in police custody
I want the fatality reports of all citizens who have died in police custody. This is either before they got to jail or were in jail.
Since this is a big project, will I have to provide the names of these citizens?
Or do you have a way to screen the fatality reports as I would expect from the government?
Please let me know.

2) Also is there any way I could just access past fatality reports by myself?
 3) Why doesn't the government keep all fatality reports on the website like the AER is doing for all non-compliances for the oil and gas industry?

Why do we have no continuous record of the fatality reports?
Thank  you for your assistance in this matter.


sincerely,
Julie Ali
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On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:19 AM, <AlbertaConnects@gov.ab.ca> wrote:
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Thank you for visiting the Alberta Government feedback web site. Following is the response to your question prepared by Justice and Solicitor General :

Thank you for reaching out to Alberta Connects.

Concerns about the overall administration and regulations in correctional facilities in Alberta is the responsibility of the Solicitor General.

The identities and individual circumstances of inmates cannot be disclosed due to privacy reasons, and no public data is available. However, the inmates can forward a complaint or request to anyone or any area, including directly to the Centre Director by way of a Request for Interview form that are available to all inmates.

Information about when a public fatality inquiry is initiated and the process can be found at: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/default.aspx.

Once complete, all public fatality reports are posted online and can be found at: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/fatality/Pages/fatality_reports.aspx?WT.svl=programs. The presiding judge provides the Minister with a written report after an inquiry is complete. This report:

• identifies the deceased,
• outlines the data, time, place and circumstances of death,
• may recommend how to prevent similar incidents, and
• cannot make any findings of legal responsibility.

Thank you very much for your comments and questions.



On 2016-10-28 18:29:00.0 you wrote:

Hi,
Recently Canadians have learned of the use of solitary confinement in the case of Adam Capay in
Ontario. Recently we have discovered that he is not the only individual subject to this torture.
http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/52-months-of-torture-and-the-4-men-responsible/
Fifty-two months of torture and the four men responsible

Scott Gilmore on the case of Adam Capay, and how the province of Ontario allowed his horrific torture
to happen

Scott Gilmore
October 26, 2016
Renu Mandhane, Ontario’s chief human rights commissioner has been trying to find out. So far, she has
identified 1,383 cases of prisoners being held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days. Twelve of
these people have been subjected to this for more than a year.

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I am curious if Alberta has regulations with reference to solitary confinement use. I am aware of one
case of abuse which ended with death --the case of Edward Snowshoe:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/edward-snowshoe-spent-162-days-in-segregation-before-
suicide-1.2703542
Edward Snowshoe spent 162 days in segregation before suicide
Alberta inquiry finds N.W.T.-born Edward Snowshoe 'fell through the cracks'
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2014 6:39 AM CT Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014 10:41 AM CT


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Can you indicate to me the current regulations pertaining to the use of solitary confinement for citizens
in Alberta?
Can you tell me how long citizens who are segregated are kept in solitary confinement?
Can you provide me with the data on the numbers of prisoners who experience torture of this sort on a
yearly basis?
Who is in charge of the system of administration of solitary confinement? Is it the Justice Minister or
can any prison administrator decide to use this tool of torture?
Who can we complain to if we believe the use of this tool is inappropriate?

At this time are you also able to tell me when I will get the fatality inquiries I have requested of citizens
who died in police custody in Alberta as well as the deaths of any other patients who left hospitals in
Alberta to kill themselves?

Thanks for your assistance.
Sincerely,
Julie Ali





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