99. (1) The institutional head or a staff member designated by the institutional head may prohibit an inmate from participating in an assembly of inmates or in the activities of an inmate organization or committee if the institutional head or staff member believes on reasonable grounds that the inmate's participation would jeopardize the security of the penitentiary or the safety of any person.
(2) Where the institutional head or staff member designated by the institutional head prohibits an inmate from participating in an assembly or activities under subsection (1), the institutional head or staff member shall give the inmate
(a) written notice of the prohibition, including the reasons for the prohibition; and
(b) an opportunity to make representations with respect thereto.
Religion and Spirituality
100. (1) Every inmate shall be entitled to express the inmate's religion or spirituality in accordance with section 75 of the Act to the extent that the expression of the inmate's religion or spirituality does not
(a) jeopardize the security of the penitentiary or the safety of any person; or
(b) involve contraband.
(2) Sections 98 and 99 apply in respect of any assembly of inmates held for the purpose of expressing a religion or spirituality.
101. The Service shall ensure that, where practicable, the necessities that are not contraband and that are reasonably required by an inmate for the inmate's religion or spirituality are made available to the inmate, including
(a) interfaith chaplaincy services;
(b) facilities for the expression of the religion or spirituality;
(c) a special diet as required by the inmate's religious or spiritual tenets; and
(d) the necessities related to special religious or spiritual rites of the inmate.
Programs for Inmates
102. (1) The institutional head shall ensure that a correctional plan for an inmate is developed as soon as practicable after the reception of the inmate in the penitentiary, and is maintained, with the inmate to ensure that the inmate receives the most effective programs at the appropriate time in the inmate's sentence to prepare the inmate for reintegration into the community, on release, as a law-abiding citizen.
(2) When considering program selection for, or the transfer or conditional release of, an inmate, the Service shall take into account the inmate's progress towards meeting the objectives set out in the inmate's correctional plan.
Exemption from Work
103. No person shall require an inmate to perform work that a qualified medical practitioner has certified the inmate is not physically fit to perform.
104. (1) Subject to subsection (3), where an inmate, without reasonable excuse, refuses to participate in a program for which the inmate is paid pursuant to section 78 of the Act or leaves that program, the institutional head or a staff member designated by the institutional head may
(a) suspend the inmate's participation in the program for a specified period of not more than six weeks; or
(b) terminate the inmate's participation in the program.
(2) Where the institutional head or staff member suspends participation in a program under subsection (1), the inmate shall not be paid during the period of the suspension.
(3) Where the institutional head or a staff member designated by the institutional head suspends or terminates participation in a program under subsection (1), the institutional head or staff member may reduce or cancel the period of the suspension or cancel the termination where
(a) taking into account all of the circumstances of the case, it is reasonable to do so; and
(b) the inmate indicates a willingness to resume the program.
(4) [Repealed, SOR/96-108, s. 1]
- SOR/96-108, s. 1.
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