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Prison administration - Rights of prisoners

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Correctional Service of Canada from interim injunctive relief granted in favour of the respondent, Ewert. The respondent was an Aboriginal federal inmate serving two life sentences. He alleged that the psychological tools used by the appellant to assess psychopathy and the risk of re-offending were unreliable when administered to Aboriginal inmates. The respondent alleged that the use of the assessment tools was contrary to ss. 7 and 15 of the Charter and sought injunctive and declaratory relief. A Federal Court judge accepted expert...