Prison psy­cho­log­i­cal tests must be fair to In­dige­nous in­mates

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says the fed­eral prison ser­vice has failed to en­sure its psy­cho­log­i­cal as­sess­ment tools are fair to In­dige­nous in­mates. In a de­ci­sion to­day, the high court ac­cepts Jef­frey Ew­ert’s chal­lenge of as­sess­ment tech­niques to gauge the risk of re­of­fend­ing and po­ten­tial for vi­o­lence. Ew­ert, who iden­ti­fies as Metis, al­leged the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice of Canada’s as­sess­ment tools were un­re­li­able when ad­min­is­tered to In­dige­nous in­mates.

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