Marginal note:Special investigations
20. The Commissioner may appoint a person or persons to investigate and report on any matter relating to the operations of the Service.
Marginal note:Application of Inquiries Act
(a) as if the references to “commissioners” in those sections were references to the person or persons appointed under section 20; and
(b) with such other modifications as the circumstances require.
Compensation for Death or Disability
Marginal note:Minister may pay compensation
22. The Minister or a person authorized by the Minister may, subject to and in accordance with the regulations, pay compensation in respect of the death or disability of
(a) an inmate, or
(b) a person on day parole
that is attributable to the participation of that inmate or person in an approved program.
Marginal note:Service to obtain certain information about offender
23. (1) When a person is sentenced, committed or transferred to penitentiary, the Service shall take all reasonable steps to obtain, as soon as is practicable,
(a) relevant information about the offence;
(b) relevant information about the person’s personal history, including the person’s social, economic, criminal and young-offender history;
(c) any reasons and recommendations relating to the sentencing or committal that are given or made by
(i) the court that convicts, sentences or commits the person, and
(ii) any court that hears an appeal from the conviction, sentence or committal;
(d) any reports relevant to the conviction, sentence or committal that are submitted to a court mentioned in subparagraph (c)(i) or (ii); and
(e) any other information relevant to administering the sentence or committal, including existing information from the victim, the victim impact statement and the transcript of any comments made by the sentencing judge regarding parole eligibility.
Marginal note:Access by offender
(2) Where access to the information obtained by the Service pursuant to subsection (1) is requested by the offender in writing, the offender shall be provided with access in the prescribed manner to such information as would be disclosed under the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act.
Marginal note:Disclosure to Service
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