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By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal prison service has failed to ensure its psychological assessment tools are fair to Indigenous inmates.
In a decision today, the high court accepts Jeffrey Ewert’s challenge of assessment techniques to gauge the risk of reoffending and potential for violence.
Ewert, who identifies as Metis, alleged the Correctional Service of Canada’s assessment tools were unreliable when administered to Indigenous inmates.