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COVID-19 and cancellation of leave privileges

Prisoners, parolees, and those under long-term supervision orders residing at Community Correctional Centers (“CCCs”) and Community Residential Facilities (“CRF”) have been seeing their leave privileges cancelled in light of COVID-19. Correctional Service Canada appears to be directing (at least some)…

COVID-19 and suspension of institutional programming

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Correctional Service Canada has been suspending programming in institutions across the country. Programming is meant to assist with the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, and it’s important for lowering prisoners’ risk factors. Providing programming…

COVID-19 and day parole to a private residence

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth remembering that inmates can be granted day parole to a private residence. Under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Parole Board of Canada can grant day parole to a penitentiary/jail, community-based residential facility,…

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