Marginal note:Exceptional cases
121 (1) Subject to section 102 — and despite sections 119 to 120.3 of this Act, sections 746.1 and 761 of the Criminal Code, subsection 226.1(2) of the National Defence Act and subsection 15(2) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act and any order made under section 743.6 of the Criminal Code or section 226.2 of the National Defence Act — parole may be granted at any time to an offender
(a) who is terminally ill;
(b) whose physical or mental health is likely to suffer serious damage if the offender continues to be held in confinement;
(c) for whom continued confinement would constitute an excessive hardship that was not reasonably foreseeable at the time the offender was sentenced; or
(d) who is the subject of an order of surrender under the Extradition Act and who is to be detained until surrendered.
(2) Paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) do not apply to an offender who is
(a) serving a life sentence imposed as a minimum punishment or commuted from a sentence of death; or
(b) serving, in a penitentiary, a sentence for an indeterminate period.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 121
- 1995, c. 22, s. 13, c. 42, s. 35
- 1998, c. 35, s. 115
- 1999, c. 18, s. 86
- 2012, c. 1, s. 77
- 2013, c. 24, ss. 128, 133
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