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What is Parole?

The Canadian legal system holds that every person sentenced as an adult to a term of imprisonment is eligible for parole. The origin of parole in Canada lies in the Ticket of Leave Act (1899), as it authorized the Governor General to provide leave to a prisoner of the penitentiary or reformatory (provincial) system on conditions that the Governor General saw fit. Currently, the issue of parole is governed by the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) as any provincial legislation concerning parole cannot conflict with the CCRA. In Ontario, the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board (the Board) possess the authority to grant parole under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act. Prisoners serving a sentence in the reformatory system are eligible for parole at one-third of their sentence. While prisoners serving a sentence of less than six months must apply, those serving a six-month sentence or more will automatically…

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