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BRITISH COLUMBIA BOARD OF PAROLE
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
 
Table of Contents
   
  PREFACE
   
  CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE BOARD
 

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1.1
THE BOARD
1.2
QUORUMS
1.3
AD HOC COMMITTEES
1.4
ORIENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MEMBERS
1.5
CODE OF CONDUCT
1.6
TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT
1.7
LEGISLATIVE REFERENCES
1.8
OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOARD OFFICE
1.9
ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENTS
1.10
REGISTRY
1.11
RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
 
 
 
CHAPTER 2 - PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES OF PAROLE
 
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2.1
DEFINITION, PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES OF PAROLE
2.2
OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA BOARD OF PAROLE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 3 - PAROLE ELIGIBILITY
 
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3.1
RIGHT TO APPLY
3.2
FEDERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING PROVINCIAL PAROLE BOARDS
3.3
ELIGIBILITY DATES
3.4
MULTIPLE OR ADDITIONAL SENTENCES AND THEIR AFFECT ON PAROLE ELIGIBILITY AND SENTENCE CALCULATION (CORRECTIONS AND CONDITIONAL RELEASE ACT S. 135 AND 139)
3.5
REAPPLICATION FOR PAROLE
3.6
ELIGIBILITY IN SPECIAL CASES AND PAROLE BY EXCEPTION
 
 
 
CHAPTER 4 - APPLICATION FOR PAROLE
 
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4.1
INMATE APPLICATION
4.2
ASSISTANCE TO INMATE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 5 - PAROLE AND CORRECTIONAL CENTER CASE MANAGEMENT
 
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5.1
INTERRELATIONSHIP OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BOARD OF PAROLE AND CORRECTIONS BRANCH
 
 
 
CHAPTER 6 - CASE PREPARATION
 
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6.1
RESPONSIBILITY
6.2
THE PAROLE PACKAGE
6.3
COORDINATION OF INFORMATION FOR HEARING
6.4
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATED TO AN INMATE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 7 - SCHEDULING OF HEARINGS
 
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7.1
HEARINGS AT CORRECTIONAL CENTERS
7.2
MONTHLY SCHEDULING PRIORITIES
7.3
SPECIAL SITTINGS
7.4
SCHEDULING OF BOARD MEMBERS AT HEARINGS
 
 
 
CHAPTER 8 - TRANSFERS
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8.1
RELEASES FROM AN INSTITUTION TO OTHER CANADIAN PAROLING AUTHORITIES (TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION)
8.2
TRANSFERS OF JURISDICTION WHILE ON PAROLE TO OTHER CANADIAN PAROLING AUTHORITIES
8.3
TRANSFERS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM AN INSTITUTION OUTSIDE B.C.
8.4
TRANSFERS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA WHILE ON PAROLE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 9 - DEPORTATION
 
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9.1
RELEASES ON PAROLE TO DESTINATION OUTSIDE CANADA (PAROLE FOR DEPORTATION)
 
 
 
CHAPTER 10 - ELECTRONIC MONITORING AS A CONDITION
 
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10.1
DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING - BACKGROUND
10.2
TECHNICAL SUITABILITY
10.3
EM AND PAROLE
10.4
ELECTRONIC MONITORING AS A SPECIAL CONDITION
 
 
 
CHAPTER 11 - DAY PAROLE
 
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11.1
RIGHT TO APPLY FOR DAY PAROLE
11.2
DAY PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
11.3
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEWS
11.4
SCHEDULING OF HEARINGS
11.5
CASE PREPARATION
11.6
LOCATION OF HEARING AND RETURN TO CUSTODY - APPLICANTS ON DAY PAROLE APPLYING FOR FULL PAROLE
11.7
PAROLE BOARD DAY PAROLE DECISIONS
11.8
REASONS FOR DECISIONS
11.9
CERTIFICATE OF DAY PAROLE
11.10
DAY PAROLE SUPERVISION
11.11
CRITICAL INCIDENTS AND SUSPENSION OF DAY PAROLE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 12 - THE HEARING
 
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12.1
CONDUCT OF HEARING
12.2
HEARING MODEL
12.3
LOCATION AND INTERVIEW WITH APPLICANT
12.4
OBSERVERS AT HEARINGS
12.5
VICTIMS
12.6
VICTIM SUBMISSIONS
12.7
VICTIM ATTENDANCE AND NO-CONTACT ORDERS
12.8
VICTIMS WHO ARE OBSERVERS
12.9
VICTIM AS HEARING PARTICIPANT
12.10
INMATE'S FAMILY AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE OBSERVERS
12.11
INMATE ASSISTANT
12.12
ATTENDANCE OF CORRECTIONS BRANCH STAFF
12.13
REVIEW OF SCHEDULE
12.14
INTERVIEW WITH APPLICANT
12.15
CONFIRMATION OF DISCLOSURE TO INMATE
12.16
VOTING
12.17
REASONS FOR DECISIONS
12.18
COMPLETION OF DOCUMENTS
12.19
POLICY OR PROCEDURAL INTERPRETATION
12.20
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
12.21
RECORD OF THE HEARING
12.22
DECISION REGISTRY
12.23
ACCESS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES
 
 
 
CHAPTER 13 - BOARD DECISIONS
 
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13.1
CRITERIA FOR PAROLE
13.2
OUTSTANDING CHARGES
13.3
DECISION TO GRANT
13.4
DENIAL DECISION
13.5
ADJOURNMENTS
13.6
REVOCATION AND TERMINATION DECISIONS
13.7
WITHHOLDING THE CERTIFICATE OF PAROLE
13.8
OTHER DECISIONS
13.9
INFORMING THE APPLICANT
13.10
WRITTEN DECISIONS
13.11
VICTIM REPARATION IN DECISION MAKING
 
 
 
CHAPTER 14 - RELEASE PROCEDURES
 
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14.1
EFFECTIVE DATE OF RELEASE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 15 - PAROLE CERTIFICATE
 
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15.1
AUTHORIZATION
15.2
STATUTORY CONDITIONS
15.3
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
15.4
TIME-LIMITED SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR RELEASE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 16 - APPEAL OF DECISIONS
 
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16.1
APPEAL PROCESS (REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION)
16.2
OMBUDSMAN
16.3
REVIEW OF DECISIONS BY OUTSIDE BODY
 
 
 
CHAPTER 17 - COMMUNITY SUPERVISION
 
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17.1
PURPOSE OF SUPERVISION
17.2
ASSIGNMENT OF PAROLE SUPERVISION
17.3
INMATE RESPONSIBILITY
17.4
DISTINCT ROLES: BOARD OF PAROLE AND CORRECTIONS BRANCH
17.5
METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF REPORTING
17.6
TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION
17.7
REPORTS TO THE BOARD
17.8
REQUESTS FOR PERMISSION TO LEAVE JURISDICTION
 
 
 
CHAPTER 18 - SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION OF SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION
 
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18.1
CRITICAL INCIDENT: VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS
18.2
SUSPENSION OF PAROLE
18.3
INOPERATIVE PAROLE
18.4
CANCEL SUSPENSION OF PAROLE
18.5
POST-SUSPENSION HEARING DECISIONS
18.6
REINSTATEMENT PROCESS
18.7
REFERRAL TO BOARD FOR POST-SUSPENSION HEARING
18.8
TERMINATION OF PAROLE
18.9
REVOCATION OF PAROLE
 
 
 
CHAPTER 19 - SENSATIONAL INCIDENTS
 
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19.1
DEFINITION
19.2
IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION
19.3
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
19.4
ANONYMITY OF BOARD MEMBERS
19.5
MEDIA
 
 
 
CHAPTER 20 - REACCREDITING REMISSION
 
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20.1
REMISSION AND SUSPENSION OF PAROLE
20.2
REACCREDITING REMISSION: TERMINATION
20.3
REACCREDITING REMISSION: REVOCATION
 
 
 
CHAPTER 21 - AFTER HOURS PAGER RESPONSE
 
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21.1
PURPOSE
21.2
GENERAL
21.3
PAROLE VIOLATIONS
21.4
STATUTORY REVIEW
21.5
YOUTH CONDITIONAL SUPERVISION VIOLATIONS
 
 
 
CHAPTER 22 - URINALYSIS
 
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22.1
URINALYSIS
22.2
ADULT CUSTODY DIVISION POLICY
22.3
BOARD ACTIONS IN A CUSTODIAL SETTING
22.4
COMMUNITY DIVISION POLICY
   
  APENDIX 1 COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
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  APENDIX 2 SPECIAL CONDITION
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  APENDIX 3 LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION FOR TRAVEL
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