Disgraced former junior hockey coach Graham James has been granted full parole.
The decision was handed down Thursday by the National Parole Board following a hearing at a federal penitentiary in Laval, north of Montreal.
James is serving a federal sentence for sexually assaulting players he coached in the late 1980s and early ’90s with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League.
James was granted day parole in January and the board members agreed he’d shown progress over the past months.
Under full parole, James will now serve the remainder of his sentence in the community.
There are several conditions attached that forbid James from being in a position of trust with minors and he cannot communicate with his victims or their families.
(With files from The Canadian Press)