Gladue refers to a special thought judges must make before sentencing Inuit and aboriginal persons for a crime they have been found guilty of, or have plead guilty to.

A Gladue report is given to the judge, this document tells a story of your life and how you ended up in the courts. The judge reads the report carefully before sentencing you. He or she will take everything that happened and consider what type of help you need after sentencing. 

Gladue does not mean you won’t go to jail. If the crime you committed was serious enough, the judge may have no choice but to send you to jail. Even if you are going to jail, the Gladue process must be followed by the judge.

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