Temporary release

Under certain circumstances prisoners may be able to get a temporary release. Release is granted on a case by case basis. Temporary release could be for a funeral, family visit or a home visit.

Temporary release is only granted when the prisoner is eligible and the release meets certain objectives. For example:

  • to assist in the prisoner’s rehabilitation and their successful return to the community, such as learning practical living skills in the community
  • the compassionate or humane treatment of the prisoner or their family, such as a funeral, family visit or a visit to a sick relative.

Prisoners can make an application for temporary release through their case manager or case officer. Temporary release can only be granted by the prison director.