The Canadian Press

2015-11-25 | Confinement Lawsuit

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A young African refugee suing British Columbia's Children's Ministry over solitary confinement allegations says financial damages are not his chief concern. The youth from South Sudan was 17 when he was allegedly confined for four months at a Burnaby detention centre, and he says he wants the public to know what happened. His lawyer, Chris Terepocki, says a lawsuit seeking damages is the only avenue to preventing future cases. (The Children's Ministry has not yet filed a response but a spokesman says on rare occasions youth are separately confined to ensure the safety of other youth and staff.)

Date: 2015-11-25
Placeline: ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << not too small not enough to know what slap-on-the-wrist have to be something that deters the ministry of Children and Family development from doing this ever again I don't know if this is a systemic thing or this is the one by the end of the day they need to be held to account >>