Supplementary Order Paper No 87

Clause 5:

To amend section 199 by adding the following new subsections (after line 33 on page 5):

  • (4) This Act authorises the Ombudsman to have complete and unrestricted access to any contracted prison, prisoner, prison records and prison staff to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Ombudsman’s Office in a similar manner as if the contracted prison were a prison run by the Department of Corrections.

  • (5) The access granted to the Ombudsman in subsection (4) does not extend the Ombudsman’s authority into the commercial aspects of the contracted prison that are beyond the normal domain of a prison run directly by the Department of Corrections.