21. (1) Where an inmate is involuntarily confined in administrative segregation, the institutional head shall ensure that the person or persons referred to in section 33 of the Act who have been designated by the institutional head, which person or persons shall be known as a Segregation Review Board, are informed of the involuntary confinement.
(2) A Segregation Review Board referred to in subsection (1) shall conduct a hearing
(a) within five working days after the inmate's confinement in administrative segregation; and
(b) at least once every 30 days thereafter that the inmate remains in administrative segregation.
(3) The institutional head shall ensure that an inmate who is the subject of a Segregation Review Board hearing pursuant to subsection (2)
(a) is given, at least three working days before the hearing, notice in writing of the hearing and the information that the Board will be considering at the hearing;
(b) is given an opportunity to be present and to make representations at the hearing; and
(c) is advised in writing of the Board's recommendation to the institutional head and the reasons for the recommendation.
22. Where an inmate is confined in administrative segregation, the head of the region or a staff member in the regional headquarters who is designated by the head of the region shall review the inmate's case at least once every 60 days that the inmate remains in administrative segregation to determine whether, based on the considerations set out in section 31 of the Act, the administrative segregation of the inmate continues to be justified.
23. Where an inmate is voluntarily confined in administrative segregation by a staff member designated in accordance with paragraph 6(1)(c), the institutional head shall review the order within one working day after the confinement and shall confirm the confinement or order that the inmate be returned to the general inmate population.
24. (1) The Minister shall appoint
(a) a person, other than a staff member or an offender, who has knowledge of the administrative decision-making process to be an independent chairperson for the purpose of conducting hearings of serious disciplinary offences; and
(b) a senior independent chairperson for each region from among the independent chairpersons of that region.
(2) A senior independent chairperson shall
(a) advise and, in conjunction with the Service, train the independent chairpersons in the senior independent chairperson's region;
(b) promote the principle among the independent chairpersons in the senior independent chairperson's region that similar sanctions should be imposed for similar disciplinary offences committed in similar circumstances; and
(c) exchange information with the senior independent chairpersons of other regions.
(3) A person appointed pursuant to subsection (1) shall hold office during good behaviour for a period of not more than five years, which period may be renewed by the Minister.
(4) An independent chairperson shall be remunerated at a rate determined by the Treasury Board and given travel and living expenses in accordance with the Treasury Board Travel Directive for travel and living expenses related to
(a) conducting a hearing of a disciplinary offence;
(b) participating in an information session;
(c) participating in an orientation and training session;
(d) participating in a consultation session with staff members or inmates; and
(e) performing related duties at the request of the Service.
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