The Terry Project on CiTR #39: ‘The Living Tomb’

“What solitary confinement starts looking like is not just a violation of your basic human rights — which it also is, I think — but a kind of violence against your ontological structure. The structure of your being.”

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In this special summer episode, we look at solitary confinement. It’s rampant in Canadian prisons. But the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture says that solitary is tantamount to psychological torture. Why? And what does it say about the nature of what it means to be human?

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.