Archive for Correctional Law

Prisoners and the media

Federal prisoners and media should be aware that Correctional Service Canada has a policy on media relations. Media representatives are supposed to inform CSC prior to conducting media activities, including interviews. Prisoners are also responsible for updating their Parole Officers…

Who is eligible for parole by exception?

Under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, prisoners can be granted parole “at any time” if certain criteria are met. Parole by exception can be granted if a prisoner: is terminally ill, is likely to suffer serious damage to their…

What is earned remission?

Earned remission allows offenders serving custodial sentences to be release prior to the end of their sentences. Earned remission for federal inmates (those serving sentences of 2+ years) was abolished for those sentenced after November 1, 1992. It was replaced…

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