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Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Version of section 51 from 2022-06-23 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Detention in dry cell

  •  (1) If the institutional head is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an inmate has ingested contraband or is carrying contraband in their rectum, the institutional head may authorize in writing the detention of the inmate in a cell without plumbing fixtures on the expectation that the contraband will be expelled.

  • Marginal note:Visits by registered health care professional

    (2) An inmate detained under subsection (1) must be visited at least once every day by a registered health care professional.

  • Marginal note:Use of X-ray

    (3) If the institutional head is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an inmate has ingested contraband or is carrying contraband in a body cavity, the institutional head may authorize in writing the use of an X-ray machine by a qualified X-ray technician to find the contraband, if the consent of the inmate and of a qualified medical practitioner is obtained.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 51
  • 2022, c. 10, s. 299
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