How will UNDRIP impact Indigenous federal prisoners?
Ultimately, Bill C-15 should be welcomed with open arms alongside a healthy amount of skepticism. Sadly, if the Mandela Rules and the Structured Intervention Units offer any indication, the implementation of UNDRIP may be in name only.
Furthermore, via sections 81-84 of the CCRA, Article 34 should prompt greater engagement between the Correctional Service, the Parole Board of Canada, and local Indigenous communities. These under-used sections of the CCRA can be increasingly used to re-integrate low-risk offenders safely, writes Murray Fallis. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay