than half of the cases are told they have to come back another day, she said.
Ontario overuse of sureties is especially harsh for remote aboriginal communities.
The use of sureties in Ontario is another issue.
While Manitoba tops the list for pretrial detention, Ontario, Yukon and Alberta also have high rates, with about 60 per cent of people in jail awaiting trial or bail hearing.
Myers said pretrial detention should be used for a small number of violent or dangerous offenders.
People often have to be flown out of their community and can spend a significant amount of time in jail waiting for transport.
Manitoba had the most people in pretrial detention, with 66 per cent of its jail population waiting for trial or bail hearing.
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is a presumption of innocence that we base our justice system on, she said. don think it being reflected in our bail courts. study, entitled Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pretrial Detention, found the use of pretrial custody has risen nearly 300 per cent over the last three decades. During the same time, crime rates have declined, with 2012 recorded as the safest year since 1972.
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TORONTO The overuse of pretrial detention in Canada bail system is punishing innocent people, slowing the judicial process, and costing unnecessary tax dollars, according to a report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association released Wednesday.
In contrast, British Columbia processes the majority of bail cases without sureties, she said.
Bail conditions are even more difficult for alcoholics or drug addicts, Deshman said. In Ontario, she said, it common for people with addictions to be released provided they abstain from alcohol or drugs, but are given no support.
a short stay in detention without warning can be incredibly disruptive. report found it costs about $170 a day to keep someone in pretrial detention, compared to $5 per day to supervise someone in the community.
are generally given no warning that they are being put in pretrial detention, she said, adding this can result in loss of income, housing problems and a need for emergency child care among other things.
Corey Shefman, with the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, said the province is setting people up to fail because of its zero tolerance policy for breaches of bail conditions. Someone can be returned to jail for being Nike Air Max Tavas Se Black five minutes late for an appointment, he said.
Sureties are usually friends or family members who pledge money to act as in the community, said Deshman, who called the practice In addition, accused are often required to move in with a surety which may not always be practical.
Prince Edward Island had the lowest ratio, with 18 per cent of its jailed population in pretrial detention.
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