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What offender information can registered victims receive?

By registering with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) or the Parole Board of Canada (PBC), you will be provided with the following:

  • the offender's name;
  • the offence and the court that convicted the offender;
  • the date the sentence starts and length of sentence; and
  • the offender's eligibility and review dates for temporary absences, day parole and full parole.

In addition, as a registered victim, you may also be provided the following information, upon request, at the discretion of the Commissioner of CSC or the Chairperson of PBC, when your interest in the information clearly outweighs any invasion of the offender's privacy that could result from the release of this information:

  • the offender's age;
  • the name and location of the penitentiary where the sentence is being served;
  • if the offender is transferred, a summary of the reasons for the transfer and the name and location of the penitentiary in which the sentence is being served, including advance notice, whenever possible, of transfers to minimum-security institutions;
  • a summary of the programs in which the offender is participating or has participated;
  • a summary of any serious disciplinary offences that the offender has been found guilty of;
  • the date, if any, on which the offender is to be released on unescorted or escorted temporary absences, work release, parole or statutory release;
  • the date of any PBC hearing;
  • any conditions attached to the offender's temporary absence, work release, parole or statutory release;
  • the reasons for and the destination of the offender when released on any temporary absence, work release, parole or statutory release, and whether the offender will be in your vicinity while travelling to that destination; and
  • whether the offender is in custody and, if not, why.

If the offender is transferred to a provincial correctional facility, you may receive the name of the province in which that facility is located. You may also request PBC decisions from their Decision Registry. This may include the reasons for decisions related to conditional release, return to prison, detention, and the decisions and reasons of the Appeal Division of PBC. PBC may exempt information in these written decisions that could reveal a confidential source of information, jeopardize a person's safety or hinder an offender's return to society as a law-abiding citizen.

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