Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 514

Why were these policies changed?

CD 566-12 has been amended to reflect that certain items will continue to be permitted. Other amendments are outlined below.

Other changes to CD 566-12 have been previously referenced in the Policy Bulletin #499.

What has changed?

The following items are allowable:

  • bandannas (non-gang related);
  • one piece stereo system (100 W total permitted but no condenser microphones, microphones, shortwave capability, or detachable speakers permitted);
  • jewellery not exceeding a total of $300, medical bracelets approved by Health Services and religious, spiritual or cultural items may be allowed. The value of these items is not included in the $1,500;
  • analog watches under the category of jewellery and included in the $300 limit; and
  • sweatshirts.

The following amendments have been added:

Under Authorities, sections 3.1, 4(c) 4(d), 4(f), 4(g), 40(e), 40(i), 40(j) of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) and section 119 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations (CCRR) have been added.

Under the National List of Personal Property for Men Inmates (Annex B), disposable razors are limited to 1 at maximum security institutions through a razor control process.


Accountabilities remain the same.

Who will be affected by the policy?

Those working in institutions and CCCs.

Expected cost?


Other impacts?


For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.