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When are inmates eligible for parole?

Inmates are generally eligible for parole after serving 1/3 or 7 years of their sentence (whichever is less). Parole eligibility for those serving life sentences is decided at sentencing. In addition to parole, inmates may be eligible for other types…

Provincial vs federal institutions

An inmate is incarcerated in an institution run either by the federal government or the provincial government. Below is an overview of some of the major differences: Provincial institutions Federal institutions Who goes where?   Adults with sentences of imprisonment…

Can parole decisions be appealed?

Yes. Both federal and provincial inmates can challenge parole decisions, but the review mechanisms are different. Inmates can appeal a denial of parole, conditions imposed on parole, revocation decisions, detention orders, etc.   Federal inmates Parole decisions for federal inmates…

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