This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 19 July 2007, amend the Corrections Regulations 2005 to establish the prisoner placement system.
The prisoner placement system provides for the management of sentenced prisoners in prisons designated by the chief executive of the Department of Corrections (designated prisons).
The key aspects of the prisoner placement system are as follows:
•the prisoner placement system will operate within the current security classification system:
•each unit of a designated prison will have a prisoner management policy for prisoners of that unit:
•before the chief executive designates a prison for the prisoner placement system, he or she must be satisfied that the attributes of the prisoner management policy (attributes) of each unit are consistent with specified criteria (those attributes will vary from unit to unit):
•a prisoner's initial placement will be determined by the prisoner's initial security classification assessment, and a placement assessment if there is relevant information to make that assessment:
•a prisoner's placement must be reviewed every 3 months (or 2 months if the prisoner is serving a sentence of less than 26 weeks), and whenever the prisoner's security classification is reviewed:
•a prisoner's placement must also be reviewed in response to specified circumstances (for example, where the prisoner's actions represent a serious risk to the safety of any person):
•the outcome of a placement review may lead to placement in a unit with attributes that are less or more restrictive than those of the previous unit, or may lead to no change in placement:
•a prisoner who is dissatisfied with a placement decision may apply to the chief executive for a reconsideration of the decision.