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COVID-19 and medical isolation in prison

In response to COVID-19, Correctional Service Canada has enacted various policies. One of these policies allows for medical isolation to avoid prisoners who have the virus spreading it to others. Medical isolation is required for: Prisoners coming into prison (following…

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…

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