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Definition of ‘prison’ at issue in Ontario court case

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 9:52 AM | By Terry Davidson

What constitutes a “prison” was at the heart of the court case of a northern Ontario resident wanting to serve his weekend jail time at his local police station.

Access to justice in remote areas was yet again a theme in the March 6 decision in R. v. Ontario (Provincial Police), 2018 ONSC 1430, in which the Superior Court of Justice quashed a lower court’s order that Christopher Black, of Pikangikum First Nation, serve his intermittent sentence during weekends, inside one of the nine cells of...