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N.S. Court of Appeal says inmate can challenge security classification

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 1:22 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal concluded that an appellant who had appealed his change in security classification under a habeas corpus application had in fact satisfied his burden to establish a deprivation of liberty and that the justice in the original case had made errors in his decision.

Gogan v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 NSCA 4 looked at whether or not a federal inmate could challenge their security classification by way of a habeas corpus application. The appellant, Dylan Gogan, was originally given a medium security...