Long stay in solitary confinement could mitigate prosecution

Efrat Arbel, a UBC law professor and prison law expert, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the case of accused killer Adam Capay who has spent over four years in solitary confinement under continuous artificial light.

“The severity of his punishment and particularly the fact he was subject to solitary confinement without adequate determination of his guilt is patently contrary to basic principles of constitutional protection,” Arbel said.