Love blossoms in unlikely places and prison is no exception. However, two men who are long-time federal inmates have lost a bid to live together in the same Saskatchewan institution.
A Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge has rejected an application by Jean Richer and Leslie Siobert to force the Correctional Service of Canada to let them share the same unit at the Riverbend Annex minimum-security facility in Prince Albert.
Justice Mona Dovell's decision wasn't based on any fundamental objection to the two men being a couple. She simply declined to get in the middle of their fight with prison authorities over the rules about who can live where.
Richer and Siobert, who are serving life or indeterminate sentences, apparently have been together a number of years. They were transferred to Riverbend from the medium-security Saskatchewan Penitentiary within weeks of each other last spring.
When Richer arrived, he submitted an Inmate's Request to be allowed to live in the same housing unit asRead More »from Saskatchewan judge washes hands of bid for same-sex prison couple to live together