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

Act current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Objectives for offender’s behaviour

  •  (1) The institutional head shall cause a correctional plan to be developed in consultation with the offender as soon as practicable after their reception in a penitentiary. The plan is to contain, among others, the following:

    • (a) the level of intervention in respect of the offender’s needs; and

    • (b) objectives for

      • (i) the offender’s behaviour, including

        • (A) to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for other persons and property,

        • (B) to obey penitentiary rules and respect the conditions governing their conditional release, if any,

      • (ii) their participation in programs, and

      • (iii) the meeting of their court-ordered obligations, including restitution to victims or child support.

  • Marginal note:Maintenance of plan

    (2) The plan is to be maintained in consultation with the offender in order to ensure that they receive the most effective programs at the appropriate time in their sentence to rehabilitate them and prepare them for reintegration into the community, on release, as a law-abiding citizen.

  • Marginal note:Mental health assessment

    (2.01) In order to ensure that the plan can be developed in a manner that takes any mental health needs of the offender into consideration, the institutional head shall, as soon as practicable after the day on which the offender is received but not later than the 30th day after that day, refer the offender’s case to the portion of the Service that administers health care for the purpose of conducting a mental health assessment of the offender.

  • Marginal note:Update of plan — structured intervention unit

    (2.1) If an offender is in a structured intervention unit and a determination is made under subsection 29.01(2), paragraph 37.3(1)(b) or section 37.4 or 37.8 that the offender should remain in the structured intervention unit, the institutional head shall, as soon as practicable after the determination, cause the offender’s correctional plan to be updated, in consultation with the offender, in order to ensure that they receive the most effective programs at the appropriate time during their confinement in the structured intervention unit and to prepare them for reintegration into the mainstream inmate population as soon as possible.

  • Marginal note:Progress towards meeting objectives

    (3) In making decisions on program selection for — or the transfer or conditional release of — an inmate, the Service shall take into account the offender’s progress towards meeting the objectives of their correctional plan.

  • 2012, c. 1, s. 55
  • 2019, c. 27, s. 3
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