Prisons and Reformatories Act
2. (1) In this Act,
« autorité compétente »
“designated authority” means a person or organization designated under section 7.2;
« lieutenant-gouverneur »
“lieutenant governor” means lieutenant governor in council;
“Minister”[Repealed, 1995, c. 42, s. 79]
« prison »
“prison” means a place of confinement other than a penitentiary as defined in Part I of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act;
« prisonnier »
“prisoner” means a person, other than
(a) a child within the meaning of the Juvenile Delinquents Act, chapter J-3 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, as it read immediately prior to April 2, 1984, with respect to whom no order pursuant to section 9 of that Act has been made, or
(b) a young person within the meaning of the Young Offenders Act with respect to whom no order pursuant to section 16 of that Act has been made,
who is confined in a prison pursuant to a sentence for an offence under an Act of Parliament or any regulations made thereunder, or pursuant to a committal for failure or refusal to enter into a recognizance under section 810, 810.1 or 810.2 of the Criminal Code.
(2) Where a prisoner is temporarily outside a prison but under the direct charge, control or supervision of an officer or employee of a prison, the prisoner is in custody for the purposes of this Act and any other Act of Parliament.
- R.S., 1985, c. P-20, s. 2;
- R.S., 1985, c. 35 (2nd Supp.), s. 29;
- 1992, c. 20, s. 216;
- 1995, c. 42, s. 79;
- 1997, c. 2, s. 1, c. 17, s. 39.
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