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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 7-2 decision Wednesday, the high court accepted prisoner Jeffrey Ewert’s challenge of five assessment techniques the Correctional Service of Canada uses to gauge the risk of reoffending and potential for violence.
It effectively means the Correctional Service must review the tools to make certain they are free of cultural bias, or stop using them altogether.