Series GR-3035 - Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files

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Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files

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GR-3035

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  • 1978-1982 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Corrections Branch

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3.6 m of textual records

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(1951-)

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The Corrections Branch began as part of the Ministry of Attorney General and was established in 1951. Prior to that, provincial jails had been managed by the Commissioner of Police and Inspector of Gaols. When the British Columbia Provincial Police ceased operations in 1950, provision had to be made for the management of prisoners. A new branch was created under the direction of the Provincial Probation Officer and newly appointed Inspector of Gaols, Ernie Stevens. In 1957 this position became the Director of Correction and in 1962 Selwyn Rocksborough Smith, the Deputy Director, was appointed. He remained the Director until 1973 when a process of reorganization was started. By 1978 the position was renamed the Commissioner of Corrections under Bernard Robinson who held this position until 1988. In 1988, the title Commissioner of Corrections was replaced by the Assistant Deputy Minister of Corrections and has since moved back and forth between the Ministries of Attorney General, Solicitor General, Justice, and Public Safety and Solicitor General.

The main functions of the Corrections Branch are to manage Correctional Centres, Community Corrections and Probation Services.

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This series consists of a sample of Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files. These are progress files, records relating to daily contacts with inmates including monitoring changes in behaviour or attitude and any progress towards rehabilitation and warrant files, records relating to the admission, transfer and release of inmates.

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Individual case numbers and inmate names have been severed from this finding aid in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Where information has been removed, this is indicated by the following annotation [SEVERED].

BC Archives Privacy staff have access to the restricted, unsevered file list. Contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): 91-0308

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