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Inmate Transfers

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44 pages
This module prepared by the Canada Correctional Service provides correctional staff with an understanding of the reasons for inmate transfers and the procedures that allow an efficient and secure process.
Participants learn about various categories and types of transfers including international and interjurisdictional transfers and transfers to special handling units. The module covers the transfer decisionmaking and authorization processes, the standards and procedures for involuntary transfers, classifications of institutions, the requirement for thorough and proper transfer documentation, and the relationship between the duty to act fairly and involuntary transfers.