Statutory Release problems and sex offenders.
When an inmate is released on Statutory Release (SR), there are always conditions that are set for them to meet. Inmates, who are a continual danger such as sex offenders, have the added condition of residency imposed upon them, possibly with Long Term Supervision Orders (LTSO), which are imposed by the courts for a period the courts determines. Occasionally they will even go to halfway houses, which are not run by Corrections Canada
But what happens when the inmates does not follow their SR conditions or LTSO conditions. At that point there is either a suspension warrant issued, or the police already picked up the inmate because they committed a crime.
Once the Parole Board is informed of the inmate’s suspension and incarceration, the Parole Board of Canada reviews the file in what is termed as a Paper Decision. This involves only looking at information on file and not meeting with the inmate. The choice the Parole board will then make is to either revoke them or they will cancel the suspension and the inmate is then back out on SR.
As for the inmates who have their SR revoked, they go back to prison till their next SR date, and then they get to do it all over again. The inmate on LTSO, follows the same procedure with the added exception that they have conditions set for a period of time after their warrant expire.
While common sense would suggest that if you are released from prison with conditions and you violate it, back to prison you go till your time is up. But that is not the case. The repeated chances they are given makes you wonder what accountability is there for them to really conform to societies ways? Remember this rule even applies to sex offenders who are out there. Disgusted, we should all be? If released on SR and any inmate’s messes up, they should automatically be returned to prison to finish the rest of their sentence, and by that I mean not to a halfway house, CCC or camp, rather returned to a prison. Time to make inmates accountable and protect societies and our vulnerable ones.