Interim Policy Bulletin 620


Interim Policy Bulletin

Policy number and title:

Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 709 – Administrative Segregation

Guidelines (GL) 709-1 – Administrative Segregation Guidelines

Why were the policies changed?

Direction with respect to the timeframe requirements for the sharing of information related to the National Long-Term Segregation Review Committee’s reviews has been changed in order to decrease any potential for non-compliance caused by administrative delays. The promulgation of this Policy Bulletin overrides any direction found in CD 709 – Administrative Segregation and GL 709-1 – Administrative Segregation Guidelines.

What has changed?

CD 709

Paragraph 68 (d) of CD 709 “provide the inmate with a written copy of the Committee’s review, including information about the grievance process, within five working days of the review” has been replaced with the following paragraph: “provide the inmate with a copy of the Committee’s review within five days of the signed decision by the Senior Deputy Commissioner and advise them in writing of the procedures to grieve the decision pursuant to CD 081 – Offender Complaints and Grievances.”

GL 709-1

The following paragraphs in Annex E of GL 709-1 have been changed: “Within five working days following the meeting, the recommendation and the decision will be entered in OMS and the inmate will be provided with a written copy of the Committee’s review, which includes:

They have been replaced with the following paragraphs:

“Within five days of the signed decision by the Senior Deputy Commissioner, the inmate will be provided with a copy of the National Long-Term Segregation Review Committee’s review and advised in writing of the procedures to grieve the decision pursuant to CD 081 – Offender Complaints and Grievances.

If necessary, the Institutional Head will take action in order to resolve the inmate’s segregation status, such as reviewing the inmate’s case for transfer.”

Who will be affected by the policies?

Applies to all staff and contractors involved in the segregation process.

Accountabilities?

National, Regional and Institutional staff responsible for administrative segregation.

 

Commissioner,

 

Original signed by:

Anne Kelly

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