A former junior hockey coach convicted of sexually assaulting several players has been granted day parole.
Graham James is serving a seven-year sentence in a federal prison north of Montreal for molesting players he coached in the late 1980s and early ’90s with Swift Current of the WHL.
The parole has strict conditions, banning contact with anyone under 18 and prohibiting any contact with his victims. Advocates against James are speaking out against the ruling.
By granting day parole the Canadian justice system just kept more victims of rape silent and feeling more shame today!!!!! #wasntyourfault
— Theo Fleury (@TheoFleury14) January 25, 2016
Re Graham James – Hardly any real time behind bars, now day parole. Coddled by a system believing he can be rehabilitated. So sad.
— Greg Gilhooly (@GregGilhooly) January 25, 2016