During a hearing Thursday at the Chicoutimi courthouse, the judge Rosary Larouche lamented that the prison sentences to be served on the weekend are no longer done in prison but in the comfort of home, reveals The Daily.
Indeed, since the start of the pandemic, it often happens that a convict only shows up once at Roberval prison and that he is sent to serve the rest of his sentence at home to avoid the spread. of COVID-19.
Justice Larouche therefore created a sentence of 90 days in jail on weekends tailored to the accused, who had just pleaded guilty to several breaches of probation and breaches of court orders.
The man will have to report to prison on May 1, when the chances of him serving his sentence in a detention facility will be greater.
The intermittent sentence of 90 days in jail was proposed by defense lawyer Me Pierre Gagnon and the prosecutor Me Marie-Christine Savard. Both indicated that the forestry worker would lose his job and his chances of rehabilitation if he served a continuous sentence.
“Tell me, Me Gagnon, can you explain to me how he will serve his sentence? »Asked Justice Larouche in court. I will tell you what will happen, because I checked it with the correctional officers. They’re going to take him home. “
“Since March 2020, we are all in prison at home,” said the judge.