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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-15 and last amended on 2019-11-30. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The Service shall, without delay, inform every inmate who is arrested of their right to legal counsel and give them an opportunity to retain and instruct legal counsel.

  • (2) The Service shall, without delay, inform every inmate who is the subject of any of the following of their right to legal counsel and give them a reasonable opportunity to retain and instruct legal counsel:

    • (a) an authorization to transfer to a structured intervention unit;

    • (b) a proposed involuntary transfer under section 12;

    • (c) an emergency transfer under section 13;

    • (d) an authorization of detention in a dry cell under section 51 of the Act.

  • (3) The Service shall ensure that an inmate has reasonable access to

    • (a) legal counsel and legal reading materials;

    • (b) non-legal materials, including

      • (i) Commissioner’s Directives, and

      • (ii) regional instructions and institutional standing orders, except those relating to security matters; and

    • (c) a commissioner for taking oaths and affidavits.

  • (4) If an inmate is given an opportunity to make representations related to a determination or review about their confinement in a structured intervention unit, the Service shall give the inmate a reasonable opportunity to retain and instruct legal counsel to assist them with the preparation and, if applicable, the presentation of those representations.

  • SOR/2019-299, s. 25
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