West Coast Prison Justice Society

Human Rights in British Columbia Provincial Prisons

The British Columbia Human Rights Code applies to provincial prisoners in BC. This booklet tells you what rights are protected under human rights law and how to try to resolve human rights complaints. PDF

Health Care Rights in British Columbia provincial prisons

This booklet explains what health care rights you have as a provincial prisoner in British Columbia and how to make sure your rights to health care are protected. PDF

Prisoners’ Legal Rights in British Columbia provincial prisons

This booklet explains what rights you have as a provincial prisoner in British Columbia, and how to exercise your rights. PDF

Aboriginal Prisoners’ Spiritual Accommodation

This booklet explains your right to take part in Aboriginal spirituality while in federal prison. PDF

Conditional Release for Aboriginal Prisoners

This booklet explains the rights you have as an Aboriginal prisoner if you are applying for parole, detained or suspended from conditional release. PDF

Aboriginal Prisoners’ Legal Rights

This booklet explains your rights, and the programs available to you, as an Aboriginal prisoner in federal custody. PDF

Methadone Treatment in Federal Prisons

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This booklet will explain how to qualify for Methadone treatment in prison, the requirements of the Correctional Service of Canada program, how Methadone is administered and the reasons why you might be cut off Methadone treatment. PDF

Human Rights for Federal Prisoners

The Canadian Human Rights Act applies to federal prisoners. This booklet tells you what rights are protected under human rights law and how to try to resolve human rights complaints. PDF

Section 810

The Criminal Code of Canada allows a judge or justice of the peace to require you to enter into a recognizance (like a peace bond) if there are reasons to believe you will commit certain serious crimes. Being on a recognizance is like being on probation. This booklet explains the 810 process, what your rights are and how to get legal help. PDF