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Corrections and Conditional Release Act (S.C. 1992, c. 20)

Act current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Review by Board of cases referred

  •  (1) Where the case of an offender is referred to the Board by the Service pursuant to subsection 129(2) or referred to the Chairperson of the Board by the Commissioner pursuant to subsection 129(3) or (3.1), the Board shall, subject to subsections 129(5), (6) and (7), at the times and in the manner prescribed by the regulations,

    • (a) inform the offender of the referral and review, and

    • (b) review the case,

    and the Board shall cause all such inquiries to be conducted in connection with the review as it considers necessary.

  • Marginal note:Detention pending review

    (2) An offender referred to in subsection (1) is not entitled to be released on statutory release before the Board renders its decision under this section in relation to the offender.

  • Marginal note:Decision of Board

    (3) On completion of the review of the case of an offender referred to in subsection (1), the Board may order that the offender not be released from imprisonment before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law, except as provided by subsection (5), where the Board is satisfied

    • (a) in the case of an offender serving a sentence that includes a sentence for an offence set out in Schedule I, or for an offence set out in Schedule I that is punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act, that the offender is likely, if released, to commit an offence causing the death of or serious harm to another person or a sexual offence involving a child before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law,

    • (b) in the case of an offender serving a sentence that includes a sentence for an offence set out in Schedule II, or for an offence set out in Schedule II that is punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act, that the offender is likely, if released, to commit a serious drug offence before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law,

    • (c) in the case of an offender whose case was referred to the Chairperson of the Board pursuant to subsection 129(3) or (3.1), that the offender is likely, if released, to commit an offence causing the death of or serious harm to another person, a sexual offence involving a child or a serious drug offence before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law.

  • Marginal note:When order takes effect

    (3.1) An order made under subsection (3) takes effect on the day on which it is made.

  • Marginal note:Effect of order where additional sentence

    (3.2) Where, before the expiration of a sentence in respect of which an order under subsection (3) has been made, an offender receives an additional sentence and the date of the expiration of the sentence that includes the additional sentence as provided by subsection 139(1) is later than the date of the expiration of the sentence that the offender was serving before the additional sentence was imposed,

    • (a) the Board shall review the order at the time and in the manner prescribed by the regulations where, as a result of the additional sentence, the statutory release date has already passed or is within nine months after the day on which the offender received the additional sentence; and

    • (b) the order is cancelled where, as a result of the additional sentence, the statutory release date is nine months or more after the day on which the offender received the additional sentence.

  • Marginal note:Board’s powers on review

    (3.3) The Board shall, on completing a review under paragraph (3.2)(a)

    • (a) confirm the order to prevent the release of the offender until the expiration of the sentence in respect of which the order was made; or

    • (b) amend the order to prevent the release of the offender until the expiration of the sentence that includes the additional sentence as provided by subsection 139(1).

  • Marginal note:Detention pending review

    (3.4) An offender in respect of whom an order, that is subject to review under paragraph (3.2)(a), has been made is not entitled to be released on statutory release before the Board renders its decision under subsection (3.3) in relation to the order.

  • Marginal note:Special order by Board

    (4) Where the Board is not satisfied as provided in subsection (3) but is satisfied that

    • (a) at the time the case was referred to it, the offender was serving a sentence that included a sentence for an offence set out in Schedule I or II, or for an offence set out in Schedule I or II that is punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act, and

    • (b) in the case of an offence set out in Schedule I or an offence set out in Schedule I that is punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act, the commission of the offence caused the death of, or serious harm to, another person or the offence was a sexual offence involving a child,

    it may order that if the statutory release is later revoked, the offender is not entitled to be released again on statutory release before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law.

  • Marginal note:Temporary absence with escort

    (5) An offender who is in custody pursuant to an order made under subsection (3) or amended under paragraph (3.3)(b) is not eligible to be released from imprisonment, except on a temporary absence with escort under Part I for medical or administrative reasons.

  • Marginal note:Where order for release revoked

    (6) Where an offender is ordered under subsection (3) or paragraph (3.3)(b) not to be released and is subsequently released pursuant to an order made under subparagraph 131(3)(a)(ii) or (iii) and the statutory release is later revoked, the offender is not entitled to be released again on statutory release before the expiration of the offender’s sentence according to law.

  • (7) [Repealed, 1995, c. 42, s. 45]

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 130
  • 1995, c. 42, s. 45
  • 1997, c. 17, s. 26(F)
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 118
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 85
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