Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to questions about correctional centres, victims, sentencing, probation, inmates and more.
Welcome to BC Corrections. We are an organization that protects the communities of British Columbia through the safe control and behavioural change of adult offenders. We provide correctional services and programs to people 18 years of age or older who are awaiting trial, serving a jail sentence of less than two years, serving a sentence in the community or being held pending an immigration review.
Check out the new history section on BC Corrections website dating back to the 1880s. It recognizes the generations of public servants in British Columbia who have committed themselves to careers with the Corrections Branch.
Take a moment to read the new BC Corrections Directions Magazine. It explores the entire spectrum of BC Corrections’ mandate – all seen through the eyes of the offender. It offers a glimpse of what it’s like to move through the system – and showcases the unique, varied and excellent work that is done every day by all of our staff across the province – either in a correctional centre, in the community, and those who research and develop programs and policies to ensure we meet our mandate to protect communities and reduce reoffending.
Interested in a career in BC Corrections? Corrections professionals provide custodial and community supervision of offenders and deliver programs that promote public safety and reduce re-offending. Learn more about careers at BC Corrections.