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Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Version of section 101 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-12:


Marginal note:Principles guiding parole boards

 The principles that shall guide the Board and the provincial parole boards in achieving the purpose of conditional release are

  • (a) that the protection of society be the paramount consideration in the determination of any case;

  • (b) that parole boards take into consideration all available information that is relevant to a case, including the stated reasons and recommendations of the sentencing judge, any other information from the trial or the sentencing hearing, information and assessments provided by correctional authorities, and information obtained from victims and the offender;

  • (c) that parole boards enhance their effectiveness and openness through the timely exchange of relevant information with other components of the criminal justice system and through communication of their policies and programs to offenders, victims and the general public;

  • (d) that parole boards make the least restrictive determination consistent with the protection of society;

  • (e) that parole boards adopt and be guided by appropriate policies and that their members be provided with the training necessary to implement those policies; and

  • (f) that offenders be provided with relevant information, reasons for decisions and access to the review of decisions in order to ensure a fair and understandable conditional release process.

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