Policy Bulletin 619

Policy Bulletin

Policy Numbers and Titles:

Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 541 – Interjurisdictional and CCRA Section 81 Agreements
CD 705-6 – Correctional Planning and  Criminal Profile
CD 706 – Classification of Institutions
CD 710-1 – Progress Against the Correctional Plan
CD 710-2 – Transfer of Inmates
Guidelines (GL) 710-2-1 - CCRA Section 81: Transfers
GL 710-2-3 – Inmate Transfer Processes

Why were the policies changed?

Following a full review of the above-mentioned policies and associated guidelines, changes were made to improve our case management decision-making and to better align our transfer and security classification policies as well as to ensure that:

These revised policies will ensure more structured sentence planning for medium-security offenders serving long-term sentences before a transfer decision to a multi-level healing lodge, which has a defined but not directly controlled perimeter, is made.

The following factors in the transfer policy for such offenders will be considered :

How were the policies developed?

These amendments result from discussions held between the following sectors, in collaboration with the Strategic Policy Division:

Who will be affected by the policies?

These policies apply to the individuals detailed in the policy documents.


Roles and responsibilities are detailed in the policy documents.

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