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What counts as police misconduct?

In Ontario, police officers and chiefs of police must abide by the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result in misconduct proceedings. The Code of Conduct sets out several types of misconduct: Discreditable conduct. This encompasses behavior like…

COVID-19 and restrictions in halfway houses

In response to COVID-19, many community residential facilities (aka halfway houses) are implementing policies and house directives that limit residents’ curfews, leave privileges, and access to the community. A prisoner granted parole or released with a residency condition (on statutory…

COVID-19 and access to counsel in prison

In response to COVID-19, Correctional Service Canada has suspended in-person visits across the country, which includes visits with legal counsel. It’s unclear how long this measure will be in place. In the meanwhile, CSC has put in place interim measures…

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