Transfer to provincial jail would hinder Khadr's rehabilitation: Warden

Omar Khadr. (2009 Red Cross Photo)

Omar Khadr. (2009 Red Cross Photo)

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:05 PM ET

 

OTTAWA - A warden at the federal prison in Edmonton currently holding Omar Khadr says transferring the convicted terrorist to a provincial jail will impede with his rehabilitation.

In an affadavit dated July 8, warden Chris Hill says transferring Khadr, 27, to a provincial institution "poses a considerable threat to Correctional Services Canada's (CSC) ability to fulfill its mandate with regard to the appellant.

"CSC works with offenders to develop individual correctional plans with the goal of timely preparation for safe reintegration into society," Hill wrote. "(Khadr's) correctional plan is timed to accord with his eight-year sentence; to transfer him immediately to a provincial correctional facility would cut short the timelines allocated for him to complete his correctional goals."

Earlier this month, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that Khadr be transferred to a provincial prison because he should have been tried as a minor.

 


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