Corrections Regulations 2005

52D Chief executive may designate prisons for prisoner placement system

(1)

The chief executive may, in accordance with subclause (5), designate 1 or more prisons as prisons in which the prisoner placement system will operate.

(2)

A designation under subclause (1) may exclude any part or unit of the prison from the operation of the prisoner placement system.

(3)

The chief executive must keep and maintain a list of designated prisons on the department’s website.

(4)

A designation under subclause (1) takes effect from the date it is listed on the department’s website.

(5)

Before designating a prison under subclause (1), the chief executive must be satisfied that—

(a)

the prison is suitable for the operation of the prisoner placement system, and the staff are adequately trained to operate it; and

(b)

the attributes of each unit to be used for the purposes of the prisoner placement system—

(i)

are consistent with any relevant direction of the chief executive under section 196 of the Act; and

(ii)

are consistent with security considerations, and the requirements of the Act and these regulations; and

(c)

the attributes of each unit to be used for the purposes of the prisoner placement system specify—

(i)

the number of hours that the unit will be unlocked:

(ii)

the degree of a prisoner’s freedom of movement within the prison, including the extent to which a prisoner is to be escorted within the prison:

(iii)

the amount or type of property that may be permitted in a cell:

(iv)

the type and frequency of visits to prisoners of that unit.

(6)

No changes may be made to the attributes of a unit of a designated prison unless approved by the chief executive.

Regulation 52D: inserted, on 19 July 2007, by regulation 5 of the Corrections Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/168).