Ontario bail system said to be blamed for overcrowded jails

November 29, 2013, CBC News 

dee imageA backlog at Ontario’s courts needs to be addressed if the province wants to stop an overcrowding inside its jails, say defence lawyers and former inmates.
Out of 29 jails in Ontario, 14 are overcrowded including the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, according to the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correction.
That’s why lawyers and former inmates came together to hold a special forum on the issue at Carleton University on Thursday night.

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