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Saskatchewan judge rules prison inmates in a relationship can't live together

December 04, 2013 - 10:49 AM

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A judge has denied an application by two inmates at a Saskatchewan prison who are in a relationship and want to live together.

Jean Richer and Leslie Sinobert argued the Correctional Service of Canada is violating their rights.

They told court they want to live in the same house in the minimum-security annex at the federal Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.

Prison officials denied a request by the couple earlier this year, stating the men get enough time during the day to see each other in common areas.

Prison policy states inmates cannot be in a house other than the one they've been assigned to.

Justice Mona Dovell ruled that it's not up to her to determine if a prison's administrative decision is unreasonable.

She says the couple needs to file a proper grievance with Corrections and could eventually take the case to the Federal Court.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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