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 email@example.com.
- 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)
Recent Parliamentary Appearances
- January 30, 2019, Study on the Human Rights of Federally Sentenced Persons, Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
- November 20, 2018, Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU)
- February 6, 2018, Indigenous Women in the Federal Justice and Correctional Systems, Standing Committee on the Status of Women
- November 7, 2017, Study on Indigenous People in the Correctional System. Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
- February 8, 2017, Study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system. Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
Featured News Stories
- ‘It’s disappointing’: Corrections maintains status quo as number of Indigenous women tops 40% of prison population, APTN News (June 10, 2019)
- Vers un accès contrôlé à internet dans les pénitenciers, (en français) Le droit (May 27, 2019)
- Advocates say Corrections Canada needs to make bold moves to help Indigenous prisoners but is it ready?, APTN News (May 20, 2019)
- Canada’s investment in prison system model isn’t bringing results, watchdog reports, The Globe and Mail (April 25, 2019)
- Ex-prisoner says no addiction help available as he feared return behind bars, The Chronical Journal (March 20, 2019)
- Prisons not equipped to house older inmates, say advocates, Radio Canada International (March 1, 2019)
- Les pénitenciers ne sont pas en mesure d’offrir des soins de fin de vie, (en français) Métro (February 28, 2019)
- Un détenu qui aurait passé des heures dans un fourgon poursuit le fédéral, (en français) L'actualité (January 21, 2019)
- Ailing inmate sues federal government over 'sardine-can-style' van trip, Calgary Herald (January 21, 2019)
- Choisir l’aide médicale à mourir par dépit, (en français) Le Devoir (October 31, 2018)
- Corrections Canada 'forfeited its right to investigate itself': prison watchdog, Saskatoon Star Phoenix (October 30, 2018)
- Corrections Canada investigation into Sask. Penitentiary riot 'superficial and self-serving,' watchdog says, CBC (October 30, 2018)
- Give Indigenous people more control, resources to address over-incarceration, says correctional investigator, CBC (October 30, 2018)
- 'I'm already dead': Edmonton prison has highest self-harm rates in Canada, CBC (October 29, 2018)
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