TRIPLE CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED GRANTED WHEN POOR CONDITIONS AT THE DON JAIL EXPOSED

R. v. C. J. | 2001 | O.J. No. 3820

Ms. Page’s client, the ringleader in the armed robbery of a jewelry store, had previous convictions for assaults and weapons offences. The CBC Radio featured the case and interviewed Ms. Page after she convinced the Court to award her client enhanced credit for the time he had spent in custody prior to sentencing. The Judge agreed the client should be given credit on a “3-for-1” basis, due to the poor conditions he had endured at the Don Jail, including periods of triple-celling, minimal recreation time and the constant threat of health hazards.

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