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How and When Can you Visit Someone in Prison?

Visiting hours for family, friends and Lawyers Being incarcerated in Ontario comes with many challenges for both the inmate and the family. There are many privileges that we take for granted in our day-to-day life that are either forbidden or strictly controlled and enforced while in prison. One of these privileges is the freedom to see your family and friends whenever you choose. Whether you’re awaiting trial or have already been sentenced, visiting hours are considered one of the most valuable privileges among inmates. When can your family, friends and Lawyers visit? Prisons in Ontario have very similar guidelines for visitation, however they do differ slightly. If you are going to visit an inmate you must present two (2) pieces of identification, one of which must be a government issued photo ID. The amount of people wishing to visit is restricted to two (2) people at a time per visit.…

12 Feb 2016

How can Family and Friends Transfer Funds to...

5 Feb 2016

Prisons in Ontario have very similar guidelines for funds being transferred to inmates, however they do differ slightly. If you are going to deposit funds to an inmate’s account you…

What Is the Victim Fine Surcharge (VFS)?

31 Jan 2016

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What Are Police Vulnerable Sector Checks?

24 Nov 2015

During the application process for employment, volunteer positions or academic positions within certain organizations, applicants might find themselves subject to the Police Reference Check Program as a condition of their…

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

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Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

15 Jul 2015

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Is it A Crime in Canada to Commit Assisted...

18 Mar 2015

In Canada, aiding or abetting a person to commit suicide is a criminal offence pursuant to section 241(b) of the Criminal Code. Section 14 of the Code says that no…