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What are temporary absence permits?

Federal inmates can apply for Escorted Temporary Absences (ETAs) and Unescorted Temporary Absences (UTAs). But provincial inmates (those serving sentences less than two years) apply for what is known as Temporary Absence Permits (“TAPs”). TAPs allow inmates to leave the…

What counts as contraband in prison?

According to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, contraband includes:           (a) an intoxicant,           (b) a weapon or a component thereof, ammunition for a weapon, and anything that is designed to kill, injure or disable a  person or that is altered…

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