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Judge tells B.C. to alter prison procedures

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has directed the provincial government to amend the conditions of enhanced supervision placement (ESP) of inmates.

Justice Kenneth Affleck’s ruling in Charlie v. British Columbia (Attorney General) 2016 BCSC 2292, in response to a challenge by inmate Teresa Charlie, who filed a notice of for relief in the nature of habeas corpus, alleging correctional staff had not afforded her procedural fairness when assigning her to ESP, may have significant repercussions for B.C. prisons.

“In her affidavit in support of this...