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

Regulations are current to 2022-06-01 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

  •  (1) A staff member may, without individualized suspicion, conduct searches of cells and their contents on a periodic basis where the searches are designed to detect, through the systematic examination of areas of the penitentiary that are accessible to inmates, contraband and other items that may jeopardize the security of the penitentiary or the safety of persons and are conducted in accordance with a search plan

    • (a) that sets out

      • (i) when the searches are to take place,

      • (ii) the locations of the searches, and

      • (iii) the means that may be used to conduct the searches; and

    • (b) that is approved by the institutional head as being in accordance with the purposes of this subsection.

  • (2) Where a staff member searches an inmate’s cell and its contents pursuant to subsection (1), another staff member shall be present at all times during the search.

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