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Short Update: Quebec’s Superior Court in Canada agrees that COVID-19 could justify releasing prisoners

FairTrialsAdmin - May 13, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases

 In a ruling on 8 May, Justice Guy Cournoyer found that the risks of COVID-19 could be weighed in decisions on whether to release inmates, but that it would not automatically outweigh other factors.

“No one should minimize the concerns, or the risks associated with COVID-19 in jail,” he said in his ruling. “The risks are real.”

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