Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Statutory Release

Mulligan-Tam-Pearson-Victoria-BC-Lawyers-Michael-T-MulliganVictoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore discussing proposed changes to statutory release pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. A federal government press release proposes restrictions on statutory release for offenders who were previously sentenced to more that 5 years and who then are sentenced to more than 2 years. While these proposed changes are are unlikely to have much effect given their very narrow scope, they are indicative of trend towards decreasing flexibility in the justice system which actually increases the risk to the public by diverting resources away from offenders who should be focused on.