Corrections and Conditional Release Act (S.C. 1992, c. 20)

Act current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2016-06-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Criteria for selection of penitentiary

 If a person is or is to be confined in a penitentiary, the Service shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the penitentiary in which they are confined is one that provides them with an environment that contains only the necessary restrictions, taking into account

  • (a) the degree and kind of custody and control necessary for

    • (i) the safety of the public,

    • (ii) the safety of that person and other persons in the penitentiary, and

    • (iii) the security of the penitentiary;

  • (b) accessibility to

    • (i) the person’s home community and family,

    • (ii) a compatible cultural environment, and

    • (iii) a compatible linguistic environment; and

  • (c) the availability of appropriate programs and services and the person’s willingness to participate in those programs.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 28;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 58.
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