Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (SOR/92-620)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2013-10-09. Previous Versions

PART ICORRECTIONS

General

Duties

 Every staff member shall

  • (a) be familiar with the Act, these Regulations and every written policy directive that relates to the staff member’s duties;

  • (b) perform the staff member’s duties impartially and diligently and in accordance with the principles set out in the Act and in the Mission of the Correctional Service of Canada, published by the Service, as amended from time to time; and

  • (c) encourage and assist offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

 An institutional head is responsible, under the direction of the Commissioner, for

  • (a) the care, custody and control of all inmates in the penitentiary;

  • (b) the management, organization and security of the penitentiary; and

  • (c) the direction and work environment of staff members.

Authorization

  •  (1) A staff member who is designated by name or position for that purpose in Commissioner’s Directives may exercise the powers, perform the duties or carry out the functions that are assigned to the Commissioner by any of the following provisions of the Act:

    • (a) subsection 27(3);

    • (b) section 29; and

    • (c) subsection 81(3).

  • (2) A staff member who is assigned responsibility for liaison with victims in Commissioner’s Directives may exercise the powers, perform the duties or carry out the functions that are assigned to the Commissioner by section 26 of the Act.

 A staff member who is designated by name or position by an institutional head for that purpose in institutional standing orders that are readily accessible to the inmates may exercise the powers, perform the duties or carry out the functions that are assigned to the institutional head by any of the following provisions of the Act:

  • (a) subsection 17(3);

  • (b) subsection 18(4);

  • (c) subsection 31(3);

  • (d) section 35;

  • (e) subsection 36(2);

  • (f) subsection 41(2);

  • (g) subsection 61(2); and

  • (h) subsection 94(1).

Citizen Advisory Committees

  •  (1) An institutional head or a person responsible for a parole office may, in accordance with this section, set up a Citizen Advisory Committee that consists of members of the community in which the penitentiary or parole office is situated to promote and facilitate the involvement of members of the community in the operation of the Service.

  • (2) An institutional head or a person responsible for a parole office shall ensure that the Citizen Advisory Committee is representative of the community in which the penitentiary or parole office, as the case may be, is situated.

  • (3) No staff member or offender may be appointed to a Citizen Advisory Committee.

  • (4) A Citizen Advisory Committee

    • (a) may advise an institutional head or a person responsible for a parole office on any matter within the institutional head’s or person’s jurisdiction; and

    • (b) shall make itself available for discussions and consultations with the public, offenders, staff members and Service management.

  • (5) The institutional head or a person responsible for a parole office shall ensure that the members of the Citizen Advisory Committee that relates to the penitentiary or parole office have reasonable access, for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Committee, to

    • (a) every part of the penitentiary or parole office;

    • (b) every staff member of the penitentiary or parole office;

    • (c) any offender in the penitentiary or under the supervision of the parole office; and

    • (d) any hearing, conducted under this Part or Part I of the Act, respecting an offender in the penitentiary or under the supervision of the parole office, if the offender consents to the access.