Adult Correctional Services (ACS)

Release of correctional services, count

Release refers to the completion of an uninterrupted period of supervision within a specific status (i.e., remand, sentenced custody, community supervision and probation). A new release is counted at the completion of each program type.

Correctional services refers to a program with two main goals:

1. To ensure community safety by detaining or otherwise managing those who may have harmed other people's interests.

2. To help offenders safely and successfully reintegrate into the community.

These programs consist of custodial services (e.g. sentenced custody and remand) and community supervision services (e.g. probation and parole).

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Whole number
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