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Day Parole: Effects of Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1992)

NCJ Number
B A Grant
Date Published
43 pages
This report describes how day parole use has changed since the introduction of the (Canadian) Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) in November 1992.
The CCRA eliminated automatic review for day parole, changed the eligibility date from one-sixth of the sentence to 6 months prior to parole eligibility and stipulated that the day parole must be used as preparation for full parole or statutory release. Overall, day parole use declined after the introduction of CCRA. The largest decline in day parole was for non-violent offenders released early in their sentence, that is before their parole eligibility date. The decline in the number of National Parole Board decisions after automatic review was discontinued by the CCRA suggest that this may have been partly responsible for the decline in day parole use. Some of the decline in day parole use may also have been the result of changes implemented either by the CCRA or at the time of the CCRA. Tables, figures, references