SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s high court has dismissed an appeal by two prison inmates who want to live together as a couple.
Jean Richer and Leslie Sinobert had argued that the Correctional Service of Canada is violating their rights.
The two men say they are in a relationship and want to live in the same house in the minimum-security annex at Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.
Prison officials denied their request, ruling that Sinobert needs to be in a separate home for inmates with mental-health issues.
A Court of Queen’s Bench judge said last year that she had no jurisdiction to determine if a prison’s administrative decision is unreasonable.
The Court of Appeal says the prison is not depriving the men of their liberty as inmates.
© The Canadian Press, 2014