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7 Tips for a successful parole hearing

Prepare. The Board has access to offenders’ correctional documents and will base their questions around the information contained in those documents. Reviewing documents beforehand can help avoid surprises at a parole hearing.   Be open, honest, and transparent. Attempting to…

When are inmates eligible for parole?

Inmates are generally eligible for parole after serving 1/3 or 7 years of their sentence (whichever is less). Parole eligibility for those serving life sentences is decided at sentencing. In addition to parole, inmates may be eligible for other types…

Provincial vs federal institutions

An inmate is incarcerated in an institution run either by the federal government or the provincial government. Below is an overview of some of the major differences: Provincial institutions Federal institutions Who goes where?   Adults with sentences of imprisonment…

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