The 45th Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) was tabled in Parliament today. In remarks accompanying the release of his report, the Correctional Investigator, Dr. Ivan Zinger, referred to the recent appointment of Ms. Anne Kelly as the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as well as the mandate letter issued to her by the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Ralph Goodale.

“I applaud the Government’s initiative in issuing a public mandate letter for Commissioner Kelly,” stated Dr. Zinger. “For the first time, government direction, corporate priorities, and expectations for the Correctional Service of Canada have been laid out in a clear public statement. Renewed leadership and greater openness, transparency, and accountability in corrections are welcomed developments. I urge the new Commissioner to restore focus on CSC’s purpose to assist and prepare offenders for safe and timely reintegration.”

The report can be read here, or downloaded here.

The press release can be found here.

A backgrounder can be read here, and a presentation can be viewed here.

Office of the Correctional Investigator, October 30, 2018

Office of the Correctional Investigator Annual Report 2017-2018 [2018-10-30]