Searches in Community-based Residential Facilities
Marginal note:Frisk search, room search
66. (1) An employee of a community-based residential facility who is so authorized by the Service may
(a) conduct a frisk search of an offender in that facility, and
(b) search an offender’s room and its contents,
where the employee suspects on reasonable grounds that the offender is violating or has violated a condition of the offender’s parole, statutory release or temporary absence and that such a search is necessary to confirm the suspected violation.
Marginal note:Power to seize
(2) An employee who conducts a search pursuant to subsection (1) may seize any evidence of a violation of the offender’s conditions of release found in the course of the search.
Marginal note:Definition of “community-based residential facility”
(3) In this section, “community-based residential facility” means a place that provides accommodation to offenders who are on parole, statutory release or temporary absence.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 66;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 71(F).
Reports Relating to Searches and Seizures
Marginal note:Reports to be submitted
67. Reports in respect of searches conducted pursuant to sections 47 to 66, and in respect of the seizure of items in the course of those searches, must be submitted where required by regulations made under paragraph 96(o) and in accordance with those regulations.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 67;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 16.
General — Living Conditions
Marginal note:Instruments of restraint
68. No person shall apply an instrument of restraint to an offender as punishment.
Marginal note:Cruel treatment, etc.
69. No person shall administer, instigate, consent to or acquiesce in any cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment of an offender.
Marginal note:Living conditions, etc.
70. The Service shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that penitentiaries, the penitentiary environment, the living and working conditions of inmates and the working conditions of staff members are safe, healthful and free of practices that undermine a person’s sense of personal dignity.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 70;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 17(F).
Marginal note:Contacts and visits
71. (1) In order to promote relationships between inmates and the community, an inmate is entitled to have reasonable contact, including visits and correspondence, with family, friends and other persons from outside the penitentiary, subject to such reasonable limits as are prescribed for protecting the security of the penitentiary or the safety of persons.
Marginal note:Visitors’ permitted items
(2) At each penitentiary, a conspicuous notice shall be posted at the visitor control point, listing the items that a visitor may have in possession beyond the visitor control point.
Marginal note:Where visitor has non-permitted item
(3) Where a visitor has in possession, beyond the visitor control point, an item not listed on the notice mentioned in subsection (2) without having previously obtained the permission of a staff member, a staff member may terminate or restrict the visit.
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