Instead of receiving care and compassion for his schizophrenia in the community, Cas Geddes was jailed at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC), where he was placed in solitary confinement. Shortly after, he became the third death by suicide at OCDC in a 10-month span. A long overdue inquest is now underway at City Hall to address his death. On Monday, December 10th, at 8:30 am we will gather outside of the inquest at the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument (corner of Elgin and Lisgar) to demonstrate the need for an end to solitary confinement and the harms caused by punishing rather than supporting members of our communities, especially those living with mental health issues. We encourage you to join us.
* Speakers to be announced *
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