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Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (SOR/92-620)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

 A staff member of either sex may conduct a routine non-intrusive search or a routine frisk search of an inmate where

  • (a) the inmate is entering or leaving a penitentiary or a secure area;

  • (b) the inmate is entering or leaving the open or family- visiting area of a penitentiary;

  • (c) the inmate is entering or leaving a work or activity area in a penitentiary;

  • (d) the inmate is entering or leaving a structured intervention unit;

  • (e) the inmate is on a temporary absence outside the penitentiary;

  • (f) the inmate has been requested to submit to urinalysis and the search is conducted immediately before the commencement of the collection process described in section 66; or

  • (g) the institutional head determines that there is an opportunity for the introduction of contraband into the penitentiary and the institutional head specifically authorizes such searches in writing.

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