Vince Li will not be allowed passes to leave the grounds of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre for at least the next year, the Manitoba Criminal Review Board has ruled.
However, Vincent Li will be granted some extended privileges within the facility based on the “rapid progress” he is making while receiving medical care.
His treatment team recommended he be given additional freedoms, which could include escorted leaves into the community within the next 12 months.
The review board released a written decision today, citing Li’s improvements but authorizing only minimal changes to his status. The board agreed with his treatment team’s recommendation to allow for increased passes from his locked forensic unit to walk on hospital grounds. He is currently allowed one hour per day, but the review board said those may be gradually increased until they cover a full day.
The review board also agreed that supervision can be reduced at Selkirk’s discretion, from the current 3:1 ratio down to as little as a 1:1 ratio. However, they did not authorize additional calls to allow Li the possibility of participating in group outings on the grounds of Selkirk in which one staff member would supervise three patients at a time. Nor did they give the green light for any escorted passes out of the facility.
All of the conditions are binding for the next 12 months and subject to annual review.