Potential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations to support the proposed amendments in Bill C-83

From Public Safety Canada

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The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and Public Safety Canada (PS) are seeking feedback on potential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR). Regulatory amendments are required to support the legislative reforms being proposed under Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act.

The objective of this consultation paper is to provide stakeholders and the Canadian public with an opportunity to review the potential regulatory amendments and to share their comments with CSC and PS. Consultation is an important part of the regulatory development process and will help operationalize proposed federal correctional reforms that would affect many inmates in federal corrections, including: Indigenous offenders, women offenders, offenders from visible minorities, and those with mental health issues.


This consultation paper is meant to target all members of the Canadian public, as well as non-government organizations that have a specific interest in issues related to federal corrections.

The proposed regulatory changes fall into the following five categories:

  1. Implementation of structured intervention units (SIUs), including procedures for the transfer of an inmate to a SIU and reviews of an inmate’s conditions of confinement and continued confinement in a SIU.
  2. The use of restraint.
  3. Elaboration of the powers, duties, and functions of the independent external decision-maker.
  4. Framework for the admission and discharge of inmates from health care units, and procedures for the referral of an inmate’s case to health services.
  5. Technical and consequential amendments.

Contact us

For any questions related to this consultation, please contact us at: ps.correctionspolicy-politiquecorrectionnelles.sp@canada.ca

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