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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…

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)…

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