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What are the Rights of Prisoners?

Prisoners lose their liberty when incarcerated but they are still entitled to human rights. What are the Rights of Incarcerated People? On an average day, over 40,000 people are incarcerated in Canada’s jails and prisons. Many of these people are waiting for their trial or a bail decision and have only been accused of a crime. These people are subject to a deprivation of their liberty and basic rights that most of us will never experience or truly understand. People in the prison and jail system are some of the most vulnerable members of our society—and as such are uniquely at risk of experiencing undocumented and un-remedied rights abuses.  For decades, provincial and federal inquests, inquiries, commissions and investigations into the treatment of Canadian prisoners have made repeated recommendations concerning oversight, accountability, and transparency. Many of these recommendations were made in response to egregious rights violations,…

8 Sep 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Erin Walsh

7 Sep 2016

Erin Walsh was wrongfully convicted of murder. On October 17, 1975, Erin Walsh was convicted of the second-degree murder of CheChe Peters. Peters succumbed to a…

Is it a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

6 Sep 2016

  Selling weed is a criminal offence in Canada.   While the Liberals have promised to legalize marijuana in 2017, currently you can still be charged…

How Can I Appeal a Finding of Guilt For a...

1 Sep 2016

It is possible to appeal a finding of guilt at a higher court. In Canada, anyone found guilty of breaking the law may ask a higher…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Clayton Johnson

31 Aug 2016

Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own wife. Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife. On the morning of  February 20, 1989his…

Is it Crime to be Intoxicated in Public...

30 Aug 2016

    You could be criminal charged for being intoxicated in public.   You could be charged for public intoxication with both provincial and federal law.…

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

25 Aug 2016

  A conviction of certain sex-related criminal offences can require someone to be on the Sex Offender Registry. The National Sexual Offender Information Registry is a national…