This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which amend the Corrections Regulations 2005, come into force on 1 December 2008. The amendments made by these regulations include—
increasing the upper age limit, from 6 months to 9 months, during which babies are allowed to remain with their mothers, or to visit their mothers daily, in prison:
allowing eligible prisoners to be temporarily removed or temporarily released from prison to accompany seriously ill members of their families to medical treatment, and to support them at the treatment:
enabling staff members who are nurses to refer prisoners to health service providers:
requiring the manager of a prison to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable in the circumstances, and consistent with safety and security, that a prisoner has adequate facilities to prepare his or her defence.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 October 2008.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Corrections.