Inmate access to legal counsel during COVID-19

The Correctional Service Canada (CSC) recognizes the operational challenges associated with COVID-19 for many law firms and advocacy groups across the country. CSC is also working hard to lessen the impact of this public health crisis on inmates in federal institutions. CSC has put in place a number of interim measures to offer financial relief and help inmates maintain access to:

Certain measures are in place to protect inmates, staff and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out:

To protect inmates, staff and our institutions, CSC has suspended visits at some federal institutions across the country, including for legal counsel. However, we understand the importance of inmates continuing to have access to legal counsel. Inmates can communicate with legal counsel via:

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