Archive for Information for provincial prisoners

Does provincial parole by exception exist?

Provincial prisoners typically need to serve one-third of their sentence before they are eligible for parole. However, parole can be granted “at any time where, in the opinion of the Board, compelling or exceptional circumstances exist that warrant the inmate’s…

How does canteen work in provincial jails?

Prisoners in provincial jails in Ontario can purchase items from their institution’s canteen. Items must be purchased using money held in the prisoner’s trust account. This account consists of the money the prisoner had in their possession on their admission…

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,…

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