Corrections Act 2004

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73 Entitlement to private visitors


A prisoner is entitled to receive at least 1 private visitor each week for a minimum duration of 30 minutes.


Subsection (1) is subject to any regulations made under this Act that regulate the visiting of prisoners, and to directions given under section 168A (no-contact conditions if family violence offence defendant remanded in custody) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011.


Subsection (1) does not limit visits to a prisoner—


by his or her legal adviser under section 74; or


by a statutory visitor who is authorised by any enactment to visit the prisoner or by a specified visitor; or


by any person or class of person authorised by regulations made under this Act to visit the prisoner at more frequent intervals.

Compare: SR 2000/81 r 82

Section 73(2): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 49 of the Family Violence (Amendments) Act 2018 (2018 No 47).