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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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Assignment of supervision levels on reception

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18.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and any direction made by the Scottish Ministers under rule 22, all prisoners, on reception, must be assigned high supervision level.

(2) On reception, a prisoner who is—

(a)transferred under paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997(1) where the transfer is—

(i)a restricted transfer within the meaning of paragraph 6(1) of that Schedule; and

(ii)has been made for a temporary purpose; or

(b)transferred under paragraph 2 or 3 of that Schedule,

must be assigned, for the period of the detention, a supervision level which, in the opinion of the Governor, is the nearest equivalent to the prisoner’s classification in the prison or place in the part of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in which the prisoner was detained immediately before the transfer took place.

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