The only program of its kind in Canada, the Queen's Correctional Law Project provides legal advice, assistance and representation in the area of correctional law. The program deals with inmate appeals against conviction and sentence for inmates of the nine federal penitentiaries in the Kingston area and Warkworth Institution near Campbellford, Ontario.
The Project normally has three lawyers. At present the lawyers are Robert Goddard, Acting Director and Kathryn Ferreira, Staff Lawyer. The Project has two full-time support staff. From September through April, there are up to 18 second-and third-year law students working as student members of the Project. From May through August, the Project employs four student members. Student members represent prisoner clients at Penitentiary Disciplinary Court and National Parole Board hearings, and draft facta for inmate appeals against conviction and sentence to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. All student work is done under the supervision of the Project lawyers.