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9 Sep 2021

Notice Class Action Legal Notice

Segregation Class Action Federal Anywhere

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Class Action Legal Notice

If you were placed in administrative segregation in a federal penitentiary you may be entitled to receive money.


Three separate class actions lawsuits have ended with the Courts finding that the rights of inmates placed in Administrative Segregation while incarcerated in federal penitentiaries were violated. A global award of approximately $28 million is available to pay all eligible claimants, known as Class Members, who make a claim. Additional money may be claimed by eligible Class Members in some cases.


Make a claim if either:

Option A

– You stayed in Administrative Segregation in a federal penitentiary anywhere in Canada

– for 16 consecutive days or more

– AFTER March 3, 2011.

Option B

– You stayed in Administrative Segregation in a federal penitentiary anywhere in Canada

– For any length of time

– AFTER July 20, 2009

– AND you were diagnosed by a medical doctor with a mental disorder or a borderline personality disorder prior or during your incarceration AND you suffer(ed) serious impairment as a result of your disorder and reported such to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).1

All Administrative Segregation placements count, even if they were recorded as “voluntary”.


You must complete the Court-approved Claim Form. To get a Claim Form you have three (3) options:

1. If currently incarcerated in a federal penitentiary, you will get a Claim Form as well as a pre-paid postage return envelope.
2. CLAIM ONLINE or download and print the Claim Form by going to the website:


3. Write or call to request a Claim Form.

Federal Segregation Claims Administrator

P.O. Box 507 STN B

Ottawa ON K1P 5P6

Toll Free: 1-833-871-5354


Yes! All claims must be received by the Claims Administrator, NO LATER THAN September 7, 2022. If a paper Claim Form is used, the postmark on the envelope will be considered as the day the Claim Form was submitted to the Claims Administrator.


Submit a Claim Form

If you want to receive money, you MUST SUBMIT a Claim Form to the Claims Administrator NO LATER THAN September 7, 2022.

Do Nothing

If you do not make a claim by the deadline, you will not get any money and you will give up the right to get money in the future.


The courts had already granted an initial period to opt-out of the Class actions which is expired.

But if you do not want to be part of the Class Actions, you might still be allowed to opt-out if you were first placed in Administrative Segregation after December 12, 2016 and have not previously had an opportunity to opt-out.

To opt-out, the Claims Administrator must receive a letter signed and dated clearly stating your wish to opt-out NO LATER THAN October 7, 2021.

For more information, please visit If you do not have access to the website, you may call the Claims Administrator at 1-833-871-5354. By opting out, you will lose your right to receive any money from these class actions.

This notice was approved by the Courts. Do not contact the Courts.

1 Some exceptions may apply.

Job Types: Notice. Advertised until: 2021-10-09

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