S-40.1, r. 1 - Regulation under the Act respecting the Québec correctional system

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55. In the cases in the second paragraph of section 51 and in subparagraphs 2 and 3 of the first paragraph of section 52, the inmate must be informed as soon as possible in writing of the reasons justifying the reading of his or her mail or the refusal to forward it to the inmate, or of the deletion or seizure of any part or all of the mail, and be given an opportunity to make representations, unless the notice is likely to adversely affect an on-going investigation, in which case the notice must be given to the inmate at the end of the investigation at which time the inmate must be given an opportunity to make representations.
Seized mail must be stored in a secure manner and be given to the inmate when the inmate is released.
O.C. 5-2007, s. 55.