MANDEL: Judge warns pandemic not a get-out-of-jail-free card

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Suspects charged with serious crimes shouldn’t automatically get a ticket out of prison just because of COVID-19, warns a Hamilton judge. “The last thing that the Canadian public needs right now is a third wave of fear arising from an emptying out of the jails of persons charged with serious and violent crimes who have been legitimately detained after being afforded due process,” said Justice Toni Skarica in a recent ruling.