Policy Bulletin 670

Policy Bulletin

Policy numbers and titles:

Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 568-10 - Interception of Inmate Communications

Guidelines (GL) 568-10-1 - Interception of Inmate Communications

Why were the policies changed?

The CD was revised in response to an identified need to clarify policy direction with regard to Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) interception of inmate communications.

New GL 568 10 1 - Interception of Inmate Communications were created to provide operational guidance on how to apply principles and procedures outlined in the CD.

What has changed?

CD 568-10 - Interception of Inmate Communications

How were they developed?

The Preventive Security and Intelligence Branch, including institutional and regional security intelligence staff, developed these policies and tools in consultation with the Strategic Policy Division. Formal consultations have been held with internal and external stakeholders as well as with Inmate Committees.

Who will be affected by the policies?

Staff involved in the interception of inmate communications.


Accountabilities are listed in the policy documents.

Expected cost?


Other impacts?

Changes to manuals, guidelines, training materials, etc.

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