Visiting and communicating with an inmate

Family and friends are encouraged to maintain contact with inmates throughout their sentence. This can be done through visits, phone calls, and letters. Find information on:

Information for families of offenders

The Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN) assists family members of those involved in crime and the criminal justice system. Visit the CFCN website for contact information and additional resources.

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