Marginal note:Timing of release from penitentiary
93 (1) Except as provided by subsection (2), an inmate who is entitled to be released from penitentiary on a particular day by virtue of statutory release or the expiration of the sentence shall be released during normal business hours on the last working day before that day.
Marginal note:Earlier release in some cases
(2) Where the institutional head is satisfied that an inmate’s re-entry into the community will be facilitated by an earlier release than that provided for by subsection (1), the institutional head may release the inmate up to five days before the day on which the inmate is entitled to be released by virtue of statutory release or the expiration of the sentence.
Marginal note:When inmate deemed released
(3) An inmate who is released pursuant to subsection (2) shall be deemed to have been released by virtue of statutory release or the expiration of the sentence, as the case may be, at the moment of actual release.
(3.1) [Repealed, 2011, c. 11, s. 2]
Marginal note:Release on request
(4) Where an inmate who is in penitentiary pursuant to subsection 94(1) requests to be released, the Service shall release the inmate as soon as reasonably possible, but is not required to release the inmate except during normal business hours on a working day.
(5) [Repealed, 1995, c. 42, s. 23]
- 1992, c. 20, s. 93
- 1995, c. 42, s. 23
- 2011, c. 11, s. 2
- 2012, c. 1, s. 67(F)
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