UManitoba Community Law Centre launches Prison Law Clinic

The University of Manitoba’s Community Law Centre (UMCLC) has launched Manitoba’s first Prison Law Clinic. The UMCLC Prison Law Clinic is a one-year pilot program that offers legal services to individuals who are incarcerated at Stony Mountain Institution and in other federal correctional settings in the province. It offers a variety of legal services, including representation in institutional grievances and disciplinary proceedings and legal services addressing conditions of confinement. The clinic aims to respond to Indigenous overrepresentation within the prison system, and was designed with engagement from Indigenous Peoples, representative organizations, and governments. Students will be able to gain experience working at the clinic, which will immerse them in diverse legal areas and stimulate interest in prison law.