West Coast Prison Justice Society

The West Coast Prison Justice Society was incorporated in 1993 to promote the provision of legal aid to prisoners in British Columbia. We promote the rule of law within prisons and the fair and equal treatment of prisoners.

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This booklet explains what rights you have as a provincial prisoner in British Columbia, and how to exercise your rights. Topics include security classification, physical restraint devices, urinalysis testing, right to ...
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This booklet explains your right to take part in Aboriginal spirituality while in federal prison.
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This booklet explains what health care rights you have as a provincial prisoner in British Columbia and how to make sure your rights to health care are protected. Topics include informed consent, continuity of care, ...
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This booklet explains your legal rights in youth custody centres in British Columbia, and how to exercise your rights. Topics include custody level, transfer to adult prison, leaves from custody, use of force & ...
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The Criminal Code of Canada allows a judge or justice of the peace to require you to enter into a recognizance (like a peace bond) if there are reasons to believe you will commit certain serious crimes. This booklet ...
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This booklet explains the rights you have as an Aboriginal prisoner if you are applying for parole, detained or suspended from conditional release.
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This booklet explains your rights, and how to exercise your rights, as an Aboriginal prisoner in provincial custody.
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The British Columbia Human Rights Code applies to provincial prisoners in BC. This booklet tells you what rights are protected under human rights law and how to try to resolve human rights complaints.
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This booklet explains the process for making a complaint with the Correctional Service of Canada. Topics include rights & realities, the grievance procedures, and writing your grievance.
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This booklet explains what kind of Correctional Service of Canada file information can be corrected and how to apply to have your information corrected.
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