Bill C-56 - An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Abolition of Early Parole Act

Almost all federal offenders will eventually return to the community. Safe and humane custody and access to rehabilitative programs and services while incarcerated mean they are much more likely to come back as law-abiding, contributing members, which creates greater public safety for all Canadians.

With this in mind, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is supporting the Government of Canada in strengthening the country's federal correctional system. As part of this effort, Bill C-56 was tabled on June 19, 2017. It would make important changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), including use of administrative segregation.

We are still reviewing the requirements of the Bill and what they may mean for CSC, and we will continue to monitor the Bill's progress through Parliament. If Bill C-56 is passed, we will ensure the appropriate training, resources and updates to policies are in place to implement this legislation.

Specifically, this Bill is proposing to:

Administrative Segregation

Additional changes to the CCRA

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