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1996 May Report of the Auditor General of Canada

May 1996 Report—Chapter 10

Exhibit 10.1—The Mandate of Correctional Service Canada

The mandate of Correctional Service is defined by the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1992), which states that "the purpose of the federal correctional system is to contribute to the maintenance of a just, peaceful and safe society by:

  • carrying out sentences imposed by courts through the safe and humane custody and supervision of offenders; and
  • assisting the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration into the community as law-abiding citizens through the provision of programs in penitentiaries and in the community."