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Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations

Version of section 156 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-11-29:

  •  (1) An offender may apply in writing to the releasing authority for an unescorted temporary absence for a purpose described in section 155.

  • (2) An application referred to in subsection (1) shall not be submitted prior to the twelve-month period preceding the offender’s eligibility date for unescorted temporary absence.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), the releasing authority shall review the case of an offender who applies for an unescorted temporary absence within six months after receiving the application, but in no case is the releasing authority required to review the case before the two months immediately preceding the offender’s eligibility date for unescorted temporary absence.

  • (4) The releasing authority may postpone an unescorted temporary absence review with the consent of the offender.

  • (5) The releasing authority may adjourn an unescorted temporary absence review for a period of not more than two months where the releasing authority requires

    • (a) further information relevant to the review; or

    • (b) further time to render a decision.

  • (6) The releasing authority is not required to conduct more than one review of an application referred to in subsection (1) every six months in respect of an offender, except an application for an unescorted temporary absence for medical reasons.

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