Corrections Act 2004

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Visiting

73 Entitlement to private visitors

(1)

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

(2)

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.

(3)

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

(a)

by his or her legal adviser under section 74; or

(b)

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

(c)

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).