As defined in the CCRA is:(a) a person who is in a penitentiary pursuant to:(1) a sentence, committal or transfer to penitentiary, or(2) a condition imposed by the national Parole Board in connection with day parole or statutory release, or(b) a person who, having been sentenced, committed or transferred to penitentiary:(1) is temporarily outside penitentiary by reason of a temporary absence or work release authorised under this Act, or(2) is temporarily outside penitentiary for reasons other than a temporary absence, work release, parole or statutory release, but is under the direction or supervision of a staff member or of a person authorised by the Service.
A term for prisoner, from the institutional perspective. A resident of an institution that houses a number of occupants, especially a person confined to that institution, such as a prison or a hospital. Deriving from the word "insane," the term implies mental dysfunctions.
An individual who is residing in confinement in a county jail, penitentiary, SCOC-approved temporary facility, medical hospital, prison ward or mental health facility pursuant to an order of the court.
An inmate of a building is one who occupies or dwells within it. A person's inmates are those who share the same dwelling-house. The word came to be used to refer to temporary inhabitants such as guests in a hotel, students in an on-campus dormitory, patients in a hospital, or prisoners.