Experts say it amounts to cruel and unusual treatment — even torture.
The report says a lack of required paperwork is forcing Aboriginal inmates into higher-security facilities at a higher rate than non-Indigenous offenders.
The most recent report from Canada's prison watchdog also found rampant pepper spray use by prison guards.
Now the families of two women who died are suing the government
The man responsible for overseeing Canada's prisons says the country's jails are punishing Aboriginal peoples, and are locking people into solitary too often.
“The investigation showed that deplorable detention conditions are tolerated in Nunavik, conditions that are below even the lowest acceptable standards and that are a serious violation of rights," a Quebec prison watchdog said.
She was sexually abused. She lost a younger sister to a tragic accident. Did the system ever give her a chance?
Howard Sapers is being shown the door after a long reign investigating abuses in Canadian prisons.