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Are victims involved in parole hearings?

Victims have the option to participate in hearings before the Ontario Parole Board and the Parole Board of Canada. Note that victim is a broad category that refers to any individual who has suffered physical or emotional harm, property damage…

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…

What are temporary absence permits?

Federal inmates can apply for Escorted Temporary Absences (ETAs) and Unescorted Temporary Absences (UTAs). But provincial inmates (those serving sentences less than two years) apply for what is known as Temporary Absence Permits (“TAPs”). TAPs allow inmates to leave the…