Writhing in pain, an Inuk teen in state care asked for help. Instead he was put in isolation – CBC

Troubling Batshaw youth protection case being investigated by Quebec Human Rights Commission

Oct 13, 2022

Last April, in the middle of the night, an Inuk teen woke up writhing in pain.

At first, the sensation felt like it was coming from his stomach, but it soon began emanating from his groin.

According to sources, one of his testicles was so twisted it would need to be removed.

But that only came later, after a night spent in agony at a Batshaw Youth and Family Centres detention facility in Prévost, north of Montreal.

The account of what transpired is based on interviews with people familiar with the case, put in touch with CBC News by a local advocacy group, the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations. They spoke on condition that they not be named.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-batshaw-indigenous-treatment-1.6614035

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