Policy bulletin 497

Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin

  • Number: 497
  • In Effect: 2015-07-02

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Why was the policy changed?

This policy was modified to clarify some of the procedures related to visits, to respond to recommendations brought forward in the Coroner’s Inquest Touching the Death of Ashley Smith, and to be consistent with recent amendments in the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR). The policy was also reformatted as a result of the Commissioner’s Directives Standardization Project.

What has changed?

How was it developed?

The Preventive Security and Intelligence Division at National Headquarters has revised the CD in cooperation with the Strategic Policy Division and the Restorative Justice and Victim Services Division.


The Assistant Commissioner, Correctional Operations and Programs, is accountable for this CD. Responsibilities for the various staff members are outlined in the policy.

Who will be affected by the policy?

All individuals involved in the inmate visiting process.


For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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