category 1 permits will be issued to inmates for hobby craft activities that may be conducted only in a designated hobby craft area due to the requirements of the specific machinery and/or tools and/or required level of supervision
category 2 permits will be issued to inmates for hobby craft activities to be conducted in the inmate's cell/room.
The Institutional Head may limit the number of hobby craft permits that an inmate may hold simultaneously. Hobby craft permits will normally be renewed annually, or upon transfer to another institution.
All materials required for the production of hobby craft articles will be purchased by the inmate, pursuant to CD 860 - Offender's Money.
For hobby craft activities: inmates in men's maximum and medium security institutions, or in men's maximum and medium security level units within a clustered institution; or inmates residing at Women Offender Institutions within a fenced perimeter are not permitted to have in their cells/rooms metal knives or knife-like tools with a cutting edge or blade designed for cutting. For these institutions and units, the use and storage of these items is limited to a supervised, designated hobby craft area.
Sale of Articles
Hobby craft articles produced by inmates may be sold to CSC employees and contractors.
All orders for hobby craft articles will be placed through a staff member designated by the Assistant Warden, Interventions. This staff member will maintain detailed records of all transactions.
Each institution will ensure that in its pricing procedures, prices of the hobby craft articles are consistent with similar products available in the community.
The price of hobby craft articles will be established in writing prior to the articles being offered for sale, pursuant to Calculation of Net Profit for Hobbies (CSC/SCC 1190) form. Prices will not be negotiated between the purchaser and the inmate.
Staff who purchase articles will sign a declaration indicating that the articles are for personal or gift giving purposes and not for the purpose of resale.
Proceeds from the sale of hobby craft articles will be credited to the inmate's account in accordance with CD 860 - Offender's Money.
Donation of Articles
Hobby craft articles may be donated by the inmate who made the articles to:
Close personal relationship (includes extended family for Indigenous offenders): exists between two individuals and is normally characterized by one or more of the following situations:
both individuals shared a close family bond
one of the individuals contributed significantly to the moral or spiritual development of the other
both individuals were engaged in a long-term living arrangement or partnership
both individuals shared significant life experiences that resulted in an enduring bond of friendship and trust
for Indigenous offenders, extended family members may include family relations that exist by birth, as well as significant others who are not related by birth, but are given the title of grandparent, parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or other relative.
Correctional Intervention Board: a multidisciplinary team that approves interventions and contributes to recommendations or decisions for complex cases. The Interdisciplinary Mental Health Team is considered a component of the Correctional Intervention Board.
Leisure activities: structured and unstructured activities that encourage inmates to develop and maintain a healthy, pro-social lifestyle and to use their time constructively.
Social program: a structured intervention that contributes to the safe reintegration of offenders. Social programs provide offenders with the skills, knowledge and experiences necessary for personal and social development and assist in their successful transition into the community.
Special events: refers to any pre-approved activity within the institution, which involves inmates as well as visitors, volunteers and/or outside agencies.