Archive for Information for federal prisoners

How long are halfway house waitlists?

There are a number of halfway houses across Ontario that offer support for prisoners on day parole. However, even if a prisoner is granted day parole and has the support of a halfway house, it does not mean that the prisoner…

Are federal prisoners paid to work?

Federal prisoners can generally receive daily payments and allowances while incarcerated. There are four daily payment levels for prisoners who participate in program assignments (school, work, programming, etc.): Payment level A: $6.90 Payment level B: $6.35 Payment level C: $5.80…

5 Things to know about federal prisons and education

Correctional Service Canada (“CSC”) recognizes that education is important for rehabilitation and reintegration. Teaching certification and standards are regulated by provinces and territories, so programs may differ between prisons. However, CSC does try to maintain a standard level of service and…

What is a file correction?

Under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, Correctional Service Canada “shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that any information about an offender that it uses is as accurate, up to date and complete as possible.” This provision is part…

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