Standard Operating Practices
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Issued under the authority of the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada
August 20, 1999
1. These Standard Operating Practices outline the procedures to be followed in relation to arts and crafts.
2. All tools and equipment used in arts and crafts activities conducted in cells shall be purchased by, and shall be the responsibility of, the inmate.
3. All materials required in the production of arts and crafts articles shall be paid for by the inmate. Materials for arts and crafts articles shall not be provided by the purchaser.
SALE OF ARTICLES
4. Arts and crafts articles produced by inmates may be sold to the public. For the purpose of these Standard Operating Practices, "public" includes Correctional Service of Canada employees and persons under contract to the Service.
5. All orders for arts and crafts articles shall be placed through a staff member designated by the Assistant Warden Correctional Programs, who shall maintain detailed records of all transactions.
6. Each institution must ensure that, in its pricing procedures, there is provision to ensure that fair and reasonable market values are assured for the articles. Prices shall not be negotiated between the purchaser and the inmate.
7. The price of arts and crafts articles shall be established in writing prior to the articles being offered for sale.
8. Staff who purchase articles shall be required to sign a declaration indicating that the articles are for personal or gift-giving purposes and not for the purpose of resale.
9. Proceeds from the sale of arts and crafts articles, less any outstanding debts owed to the institution for materials, shall be credited to the inmate's account in accordance with Commissioner's Directive 860, "Inmates' Money".
DONATION OF ARTICLES
10. Arts and crafts articles may be donated to a family member or someone on the approved visiting list of the inmate who made the articles or the inmate may designate a charitable organization to whom the articles will be donated. In all cases, it must be clearly established that the articles to be donated are clearly the property of the inmate.
PARTICIPATION IN ARTS AND CRAFTS
11. Arts and crafts activities shall only be conducted during an inmate's non-working hours.
12. The Director shall establish institutional Standing Orders to outline the procedures for arts and crafts and to regulate the types of arts and crafts activity that may be carried out in the institution, the pricing policy of the finished products, the types of equipment, tools and materials that may be utilized in this activity and the procedures for disposition of articles, whether by sale, donation, disposal to Crown Assets, or destruction.