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

Act current to 2023-11-14 and last amended on 2022-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Purpose

  •  (1) The purpose of a structured intervention unit is to

    • (a) provide an appropriate living environment for an inmate who cannot be maintained in the mainstream inmate population for security or other reasons; and

    • (b) provide the inmate with an opportunity for meaningful human contact and an opportunity to participate in programs and to have access to services that respond to the inmate’s specific needs and the risks posed by the inmate.

  • Marginal note:Physical barriers

    (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), every reasonable effort shall be made to ensure that the opportunity to interact through human contact is not mediated or interposed by physical barriers such as bars, security glass, door hatches or screens.

  • Marginal note:Record

    (3) The Service shall maintain a record of every instance of an interaction referred to in paragraph (1)(b) that is mediated or interposed by such physical barriers.

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