‘Tormented my mental state’: Métis man sues Canada over his treatment in prison – APTN News

May 09, 2022

A 34-year-old Métis man is suing Canada over his treatment at the country’s highest security prison, saying he suffered harassment, racial discrimination, false charges, abusive use of force, and torture at the Special Handling Unit (SHU) from 2012 to 2013.

“While incarcerated at the SHU, Plaintiff has suffered physical and mental abuses from prison officers,” says Lance Regan in his statement of claim.

“Aside from the systemic abuses that the Plaintiff has had to endure, there have been four (4) major incidents of harassment and discrimination that all occurred in the same one-year period.”

Regan says his time at the unit has negatively affected him.

“It’s played a lot on my mental health because of the things I’ve been through, the things that I’ve suffered while incarcerated,” says Regan of his time spent at the SHU, which is located about 50 km northwest of Montreal as part of the Regional Reception Centre prison complex.

Regan is asking for $1.2 million in damages according to the statement of claim.

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