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  • Fraud, phishing scams and the Office of the Correctional Investigator


    The Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) is warning Canadians to be careful of phone calls and voice mails claiming to be from the OCI. These are phishing scams that could result in identity thefts. The OCI does not contact Canadians and request personal information.

    The OCI is warning Canadians that they should especially beware of phishing scams asking for their personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account, and passport numbers. Some of these scams ask for this personal information directly. 

    The OCI does not contact Canadians asking for personal information.

    A telephone scam that has been recently circulating notifies Canadians that legal action and criminal charges may result if personal information is not provided to the OCI.  This phone call or voicemail is not from the OCI. 

    If you wish to verify the authenticity of a telephone number left on your voicemail, contact the OCI at 1-877-885-8848 or by email at org@oci-bec.gc.ca


  • Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody February 28, 2019 (HTML) (PDF, 3mb)
  • Renu Mandhane Receives the 2018 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award December 5, 2018 (HTML)
  • Annual Report 2017-2018 October 30, 2018 (HTML) (PDF, 3mb)
  • Photo Gallery August 21, 2018 (HTML)

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Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody - Report cover

Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody

Continue reading: Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody - February 28, 2019

Rick Sauvé Receives the 2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award - December 12, 2017

Renu Mandhane Receives the 2018 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award.

Continue reading: Renu Mandhane Receives the 2018 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award - December 5, 2018

Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator 2017-2018

The Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator 2017-2018 - October 30, 2018

Continue reading: The 2017-2018 Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator - October 30, 2018

Special Report to Parliament – Fatal Response: An Investigation into the Preventable Death of Matthew Ryan Hines - Final Report cover

Special Report to Parliament – Fatal Response: An Investigation into the Preventable Death of Matthew Ryan Hines

Continue reading: Special Report to Parliament – Fatal Response: An Investigation into the Preventable Death of Matthew Ryan Hines

Mission Statement

As the ombudsman for federally sentenced offenders, the Office of the Correctional Investigator serves Canadians and contributes to safe, lawful and humane corrections through independent oversight of the Correctional Service of Canada by providing accessible, impartial and timely investigation of individual and systemic concerns.

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