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

Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Time when eligible for day parole

  •  (1) Subject to section 746.1 of the Criminal Code, subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act and subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, the portion of a sentence that must be served before an offender may be released on day parole is

    • (a) one year, where the offender was, before October 15, 1977, sentenced to preventive detention;

    • (b) where the offender is an offender, other than an offender referred to in paragraph (b.1), who was sentenced to detention in a penitentiary for an indeterminate period, the longer of

      • (i) the period required to be served by the offender to reach the offender’s full parole eligibility date, determined in accordance with section 761 of the Criminal Code, less three years, and

      • (ii) the period required to be served by the offender to reach the offender’s full parole eligibility date, determined in accordance with subsection 120.2(2), less three years;

    • (b.1) where the offender was sentenced to detention in a penitentiary for an indeterminate period as of the date on which this paragraph comes into force, the longer of

      • (i) three years, and

      • (ii) the period required to be served by the offender to reach the offender’s full parole eligibility date, determined in accordance with subsection 120.2(2), less three years;

    • (c) where the offender is serving a sentence of two years or more, other than a sentence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), the greater of

      • (i) the portion ending six months before the date on which full parole may be granted, and

      • (ii) six months; or

    • (d) one half of the portion of the sentence that must be served before full parole may be granted, where the offender is serving a sentence of less than two years.

  • Marginal note:Time when eligible for day parole

    (1.1) Notwithstanding section 746.1 of the Criminal Code, subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act and subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, an offender described in subsection 746.1(1) or (2) of the Criminal Code or to whom those subsections apply pursuant to subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act or subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, shall not, in the circumstances described in subsection 120.2(2) or (3), be released on day parole until three years before the day that is determined in accordance with subsection 120.2(2) or (3).

  • Marginal note:When eligible for day parole — young offender sentenced to life imprisonment

    (1.2) Notwithstanding section 746.1 of the Criminal Code, subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act and subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, in the circumstances described in subsection 120.2(2), the portion of the sentence of an offender described in subsection 746.1(3) of the Criminal Code or to whom that subsection applies pursuant to subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act or subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act that must be served before the offender may be released on day parole is the longer of

    • (a) the period that expires when all but one fifth of the period of imprisonment the offender is to serve without eligibility for parole has been served, and

    • (b) the portion of the sentence that must be served before full parole may be granted to the offender, determined in accordance with subsection 120.2(2), less three years.

  • Marginal note:Short sentences

    (2) The Board is not required to review the case of an offender who applies for day parole if the offender is serving a sentence of less than six months.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 119
  • 1995, c. 22, ss. 13, 18, c. 42, ss. 33, 69(E)
  • 1997, c. 17, s. 20
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 111
  • 2000, c. 24, s. 37
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 127
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