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DANGEROUS AND LONG-TERM OFFENDERS - Long-term offender designation - Eventual control of risk in community

Friday, May 05, 2017 @ 8:39 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from a decision dismissing its application to designate Hess as a dangerous offender. Hess, an aboriginal person, had amassed a lengthy criminal record, which included violent offences. During his time in prison, Hess caused three puncture wounds in a jail guard’s neck, and subsequently spent a long period in segregation. After he was released from prison, he stabbed his uncle in the neck. Hess was placed in a psychiatric hospital within a correctional setting, and began receiving treatment for schizophrenia, major depression...