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Can prisoners lose their earned remission?

Earned remission allows provincial prisoners to be released prior to their warrant expiry date. Prisoners can be credited with 15 days of remission for each month served, which they can earn by obeying prison rules and conditions governing temporary absences,…

COVID-19 and Elder-assisted hearings

Parole Board of Canada hearings have generally moved to WebEx, which has created some challenges. For example, Elder-assisted hearings may not be available for Indigenous prisoners. In Elder-assisted hearings, those involved traditionally sit in a circle and an Elder is…

Parole Board of Canada hearings move to WebEx

The Parole Board of Canada announced this week that Parole Board of Canada hearings are moving to WebEx. Prior to COVID-19, hearings occurred in-person, with Board Members, parole officers, lawyers, and observers generally attending in-person. Since the pandemic began, hearings…

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