CSC and the Office of the Correctional Investigator

The Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) is the ombudsman for federally sentenced offenders. The OCI provides independent oversight of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) by providing accessible, impartial and timely investigation of individual and systemic concerns. The OCI also helps CSC fulfill its mandate to support offender rehabilitation and maintain public safety by identifying issues of mutual concern in the federal correctional system.

For more information about the OCI, or to view OCI reports, visit their website:

CSC's responses to reports by the Office of the Correctional Investigator

When the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) releases a report, CSC studies the recommendations made. After careful review and consideration of the recommendations, CSC develops a response that details the changes and commitments we have made and are making in areas of mutual concern. CSC has already begun work in many of the areas previously identified by the OCI, and has also implemented a number of recommendations from previous OCI reports.

CSC's responses to the annual reports of the OCI

CSC's responses to other reports produced by the OCI

2019

Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Report - Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody

2017

Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Report - Fatal Response: An Investigation into the Preventable Death of Matthew Ryan Hines

The Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) Response to the Correctional Investigator's Report entitled Missed Opportunities: The Experience of Young Adults Incarcerated in Federal Penitentiaries

2016

Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Report In the Dark: An Investigation into Correctional Service of Canada's Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices Following a Death in Custody

Interim Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Report on Information-sharing and Disclosure Practices Following a Death in Custody

2015

Response of the Correctional Service of Canada to the Correctional Investigator's Report a Three Year Review of Federal Inmate Suicides (2011-2014)

2014

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Correctional Investigator's Correspondence dated January 10, 2014 follow-up to the Kent Institution Investigation

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Correctional Investigator's Final Report: An Investigation of the Correctional Service of Canada's Mortality Review Process

2013

CSC's Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Report Spirit Matters: Aboriginal People and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act

2011

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Progress Report: Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's (OCI) Deaths in Custody Study, the Correctional Investigator's (CI) Report: A Preventable Death, and the CSC National Board of Investigation into the Death of an Offender at Grand Valley Institution for Women (archived content)

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Deaths in Custody Study, the Correctional Investigator's Report: A Preventable Death and the CSC National Board of Investigation into the Death of an Offender at Grand Valley Institution for Women (archived content)

2010

The Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator Report entitled: "An investigation into the Dangerous Use of Firearms at Kent Institution between January 8 and January 18, 2010"

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Deaths in Custody Study, the Correctional Investigator's Report: A Preventable Death and the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) National Board of Investigation into the Death of an Offender at Grand Valley Institution for Women, Updated Progress Report on the August 14, 2009 (archived content)

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Deaths in Custody Study, the Correctional Investigator's Report: A Preventable Death and the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) National Board of Investigation into the Death of an Offender at Grand Valley Institution for Women, Updated Progress Report on March 25, 2010 (archived content)

2009

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator's Deaths in Custody Study, the Correctional Investigator's Report: A Preventable Death and the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) National Board of Investigation into the Death of an Offender at Grand Valley Institution for Women, Updated Progress Report on December 18, 2009 (archived content)

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