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No one should be satisfied with Canada’s system of parole | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 7:57 AM | By Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Probably nobody – other than Parole Board of Canada members – is happy with Canada’s system of parole for those serving fixed prison sentences.

Setting aside those with indeterminate or life sentences, parole now may constitute the worst of all possible worlds. The Corrections and Conditional Release Act is clear about parole. Parole, as one form of conditional release from prison, “contributes to the maintenance of a just, peaceful and safe society by means of decisions on the timing and conditions of release that will best...