The Corrections branch of the Department of Public Safety is responsible for programs and operations related to New Brunswick’s four regional correctional institutions for adult male offenders, the New Brunswick Women’s Correctional Centre, the New Brunswick Youth Centre and a Community Residential Centre.
The branch has jurisdiction over adult offenders 18 years of age and over who are:
- sentenced to terms of imprisonment of two years less a day;
- adults on remand, awaiting trial or sentencing;
- adults held for immigration hearing or deportation.
The New Brunswick Youth Centre in Miramichi provides secure custody and programming for young persons sentenced under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Secure custody is used as the last resort for persons under 18 in conflict with the law.