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Prisons and Reformatories Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-07-17 to 2015-07-18:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    designated authority

    autorité compétente

    designated authority means a person or organization designated under section 7.2; (autorité compétente)

    lieutenant governor


    lieutenant governor means lieutenant governor in council; (lieutenant-gouverneur)


    Minister[Repealed, 1995, c. 42, s. 79]



    prison means a place of confinement other than a penitentiary as defined in Part I of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act; (prison)



    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 Youth Criminal Justice Act with respect to whom no order, committal or direction has been made under paragraph 76(1)(a) or section 89, 92 or 93 of that Act,

    who is confined in a prison pursuant to a sentence for an offence under a provision of an Act of Parliament or any of its regulations, or pursuant to a committal for failure or refusal to enter into a recognizance under section 810, 810.02, 810.1 or 810.2 of the Criminal Code; (prisonnier)



    sentence includes a youth sentence imposed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act consisting of a custodial portion and a portion to be served under supervision in the community subject to conditions under paragraph 42(2)(n) of that Act or under conditional supervision under paragraph 42(2)(o), (q) or (r) of that Act. (peine)

  • Marginal note:Custody

    (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
  • 2002, c. 1, s. 196
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 198
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 13

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