Steven Blaney is directing the Correctional Service to review security classification for violent and dangerous inmates to ensure they're appropriately imprisoned.
Rene Charlebois, 48, was discovered missing Saturday night during a head count by staff at a minimum-security prison in Laval, Que.
Charlebois was convicted on murder charges during the 2003 megatrial against the Hells Angels biker gang.
Quebec provincial police are asking for help to help track him down.
Charlebois is five feet, eight inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair and has his first name tattooed on his left arm.