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‘Red zones’ violate rights of marginalized people, study says

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:57 PM | By Luis Millan

“Red zones” or “no-go” orders, conditions of release imposed by police or the courts in bail or probation orders that prohibit an individual from entering or being found within a specific place or area, have become increasingly pervasive but are costly, ineffective and violate people’s rights, concludes a new study.

Contrary to prescriptions in the Criminal Code requiring unconditional release, 97 per cent of all bail orders issued in Vancouver between 2005 and 2012 included conditions of release, the study said. It added that 53 per...