Subclassification of Offenders

Description of the objective

Amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations are required to implement changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) which were brought about by the Safe Streets and Communities Act on June 13, 2012. The changes relate to s. 30 of the CCRA which deals with the security classification of offenders.

These changes give the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) the authority to assign an offender to a subclassification within the maximum and medium security classification, in accordance with the regulations made under paragraph 90(z.6) which reads: The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the assignment to offenders of security classifications and subclassifications under s. 30 and setting out the factors to be considered in determining the security classification and subclassification.

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Canadians will be consulted via the Canada Gazette, Part I in Fall 2018.

Departmental contact

Luisa Mirabelli
Portfolio Manager

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