Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island (CLIA PEI) - Legal Information for Youth

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Crime and Justice

Custody

Crime and Justice










Custody refers to spending time in a youth correctional facility. In PEI, this is the PEI Youth Centre located in Summerside.

Custody is used as a last resort. All other possible sentences must be considered before a judge sentences a young person to time in a correctional facility.

Any young person under the age of 18 who is sentenced to custody will serve that time in a youth facility. Once the young person turns 18, he or she may be transferred to an adult facility.