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Designations of Correctional Facilities

made under clauses 3(1)(b) and (d) of the

Correctional Services Act

S.N.S. 2005, c. 37

N.S. Reg. 2/2012 (May 10, 2011)

as amended by N.S. Reg. 54/2012 (February 23, 2012)

 

Effective January 5, 2015, these regulations are amended by N.S. Reg. 218/2014;

effective January 12, 2015, by N.S. Reg. 219/2014; and effective February 2, 2015, by N.S. Reg. 220/2014.


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Designations of Correctional Facilities.


Definition

2     In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Correctional Services Act;

 

Correctional Services Regulations” means the Correctional Services Regulations made under the Act.


Antigonish Correctional Facility

3     (1)    The Antigonish Correctional Facility, located at 68 Court Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Antigonish Correctional Facility is designated for housing adult male offenders only.

 

       (3)    Despite subsection (2), the Antigonish Correctional Facility may be used

 

                (a)    subject to Section 10, for temporarily housing adult female offenders; and

 

                (b)    subject to Sections 10 and 11, for temporarily housing youth offenders.


Cape Breton Correctional Facility

4     (1)    The Cape Breton Correctional Facility, located at 136 Gardiner Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Cape Breton Correctional Facility is designated for housing adult offenders only.

Subsection 4(2) amended: N.S. Reg. 54/2012.

Subsection 4(3) repealed: N.S. Reg. 54/2012.


Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility

5     (1)    The Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility, located at 136 Gardiner Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility is designated for housing youth offenders who are in open custody or secure custody or who have been remanded into custody.

 

       (3)    Despite subsection (2) and subject to Section 10, the Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility may be used for temporarily housing adult offenders.

Subsection 5(3) amended: N.S. Reg. 54/2012.


Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

6     (1)    The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, located at Lot 920, Burnside Industrial Park, Gloria McCluskey Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility, including the 24 cells for offenders suffering from mental illnesses (the “MIO Unit”) and the 12-bed health unit, and including all support and other ancillary spaces within and for the MIO Unit and the health unit.

 

       (2)    The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility is designated for housing adult offenders only.


Cumberland Correctional Facility

7     (1)    The Cumberland Correctional Facility, located at 1 Lawrence Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Cumberland Correctional Facility is designated for housing adult male offenders only.

 

       (3)    Despite subsection (2), the Cumberland Correctional Facility may be used

 

                (a)    subject to Section 10, for temporarily housing adult female offenders; and

 

                (b)    subject to Sections 10 and 11, for temporarily housing youth offenders.


Nova Scotia Youth Facility

8     (1)    The Nova Scotia Youth Facility, located at 1442 Country Home Road, Waterville, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Nova Scotia Youth Facility is designated for housing youth offenders who are in open custody or secure custody or who have been remanded into custody.


Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

9     (1)    The Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, located at 227 Forest Street, RR #4, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is designated as a correctional facility.

 

       (2)    The Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility is designated for housing adult male offenders only.

 

       (3)    Despite subsection (2), the Southwest [Nova Scotia] Correctional Facility may be used

 

                (a)    subject to Section 10, for temporarily housing adult female offenders; and

 

                (b)    subject to Sections 10 and 11, for temporarily housing youth offenders.

Subsection 9(3) replaced: N.S. Reg. 54/2012.


Temporarily housing female offenders

10   Temporarily housing female offenders in correctional facilities that are not designated for female offenders is permitted only if

 

                (a)    prior permission has been granted by the Executive Director or the Executive Director’s designate; and

 

                (b)    the requirements respecting female offenders in Sections 41 and 42 of the Act and Sections 74 to 77 of the Correctional Services Regulations can be met.


Temporarily housing youth offenders

11   Temporarily housing youth offenders in correctional facilities that are not designated for youth offenders is permitted only if

 

                (a)    prior permission has been granted by the Executive Director or the Executive Director’s designate and the following requirements can be met:

 

                         (i)     the requirements respecting separate housing in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada); and

 

                         (ii)    for female youth offenders, the requirements respecting female offenders in Sections 41 and 42 of the Act and Sections 74 to 77 of the Correctional Services Regulations; or

 

                (b)    a youth justice court judge or justice makes an order under Section 30 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada).