Temporary Removal from Incarceration
Marginal note:Authority for temporary removal
221. Where the exigencies of the service so require, a service convict, service prisoner or service detainee may, by an order made by a committing authority referred to in section 219 or 220, be removed temporarily from the place to which he has been committed for such period as may be specified in that order but, until returned to that place, any person removed pursuant to this section shall be retained in service custody or civil custody, as occasion may require, and no further committal order is necessary on the return of the person to that place.
- R.S., c. N-4, s. 188.
Rules Applicable to Service Convicts and Service Prisoners
Marginal note:Rules of penitentiaries and civil prisons to apply
222. (1) A service convict, while undergoing punishment in a penitentiary, or a service prisoner, while undergoing punishment in a civil prison, shall be dealt with in the same manner as other prisoners in the place where that convict or prisoner is undergoing punishment, and all rules applicable in respect of a person sentenced by a civil court to imprisonment in a penitentiary or civil prison, as the case may be, in so far as circumstances permit, apply accordingly.
Marginal note:Jurisdiction and discretion of Parole Board of Canada
(2) Where the punishment of a service convict undergoing punishment in a penitentiary or a service prisoner undergoing punishment in a civil prison is not suspended, mitigated, commuted or remitted under this Act within six months after the date of the committal of that convict or prisoner to that penitentiary or civil prison, the Parole Board of Canada has, subject to Part II of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, exclusive jurisdiction and absolute discretion to grant, refuse to grant or revoke the parole of that convict or prisoner.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 222;
- 1992, c. 20, s. 215;
- 1998, c. 35, s. 63;
- 2012, c. 1, s. 160.
Validity of Documents
Marginal note:Legalization and rectification
223. The custody of a service convict, service prisoner or service detainee is not illegal by reason only of informality or error in or in respect of a document containing a warrant, order or direction issued in pursuance of this Act, or by reason only that the document deviates from the prescribed form, and any such document may be amended appropriately at any time by the authority that issued it in the first instance or by any other authority empowered to issue documents of the same nature.
- R.S., c. N-4, s. 190.
Mental Disorder during Imprisonment or Detention
Marginal note:Persons in penitentiaries or civil prisons
224. A service convict or service prisoner who, having been released from the Canadian Forces, is suffering from a mental disorder while undergoing punishment in a penitentiary or civil prison shall be treated in the same manner as if the convict or prisoner were a person undergoing a term of imprisonment in the penitentiary or civil prison by virtue of the sentence of a civil court.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 224;
- 1991, c. 43, s. 20.
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