Table 4
Median days served in remand and sentenced custody, 1999/2000 to 2008/2009

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Jurisdiction 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009
median days served
Newfoundland and Labrador1
Sentenced custody
.. .. 60 61 58 60 59 60 61 62
Remand
.. .. 31 34 30 30 32 35 36 46
Prince Edward Island
Sentenced custody
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Remand
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Nova Scotia
Sentenced custody
28 30 29 38 37 34 40 36 31 37
Remand
2 2 2 5 5 6 7 6 6 7
New Brunswick
Sentenced custody
17 .. .. 12 12 14 18 20 20 20
Remand
3 .. .. 7 7 6 6 6 6 6
Quebec
Sentenced custody
27 29 27 23 28 33 45 46 45 42
Remand
3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
Ontario
Sentenced custody
40 40 33 30 20 20 19 16 16 17
Remand
8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 8
Manitoba
Sentenced custody
61 61 40 40 40 40 30 30 22 22
Remand
7 6 7 7 7 6 7 8 9 8
Saskatchewan
Sentenced custody
59 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Remand
5 5 6 7 6 7 7 8 7 8
Alberta
Sentenced custody
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Remand
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
British Columbia
Sentenced custody
29 29 24 26 20 22 26 22 21 22
Remand
7 7 7 7 7 7 9 10 11 12
Yukon
Sentenced custody
29 19 25 29 25 39 30 30 20 30
Remand
6 5 6 7 7 8 11 11 16 15
Northwest Territories2
Sentenced custody
.. .. 49 58 50 51 51 58 31 50
Remand
.. .. 27 22 22 35 28 34 29 36
Nunavut
Sentenced custody
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Remand
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. Remand admissions exclude remands involving short periods of incarceration as these are managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This may explain why longer remand stays are reported in this province.
2. Sentenced and remand counts include residents of Nunavut held under an exchange of service agreement.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Adult Correctional Services Survey.
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