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

Act current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Purpose of correctional system

 The purpose of the federal correctional system is to contribute to the maintenance of a just, peaceful and safe society by

  • (a) carrying out sentences imposed by courts through the safe and humane custody and supervision of offenders; and

  • (b) assisting the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration into the community as law-abiding citizens through the provision of programs in penitentiaries and in the community.

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