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Public interest constitutional challenge to decision to cancel prison nursery program in provincial prison

Fasken
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Amanda Inglis and Amber Block

2013 BCSC 2309

Amanda Inglis and Amber Block, along with their children, brought forward this action on behalf of all provincially incarcerated women who wish to have their babies remain with them while they serve their sentences of provincial incarceration.

The central issues in the litigation are whether the decision to cancel the program engaged constitutionally protected rights of the mother and babies affected by the decision and if so, whether those rights were infringed. Fasken was successful in having the program reinstated.

Geoffrey Cowper, QC and Alexandra Mitretodis represented Amanda Inglis, Amber Block and their children on a pro bono basis.

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