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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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Reviews of imposition of special security measures

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25.—(1) Where special security measures are imposed by the Governor under rules 23 or 24, the Governor must—

(a)keep the imposition of those special security measures under review, and

(b)conduct a formal review as to whether the imposition of the special security measures continues to be necessary under rule 23, at least once in every period of 2 months while the special security measures are in force.

(2) If the Governor proposes to continue to impose special security measures on a prisoner, following a review conducted under this rule, the Governor must, prior to ordering the continued imposition of those measures, provide the prisoner with a written notice stating—

(a)the measures that the Governor proposes to continue to impose;

(b)the reasons why they are to be continued; and

(c)the procedure by which the prisoner may make written representations in relation to the continued imposition of the special security measures.

(3) The Governor must, if asked to do so by the prisoner concerned, but subject to rule 27, provide the prisoner with—

(a)a copy of any document to which the Governor has had regard in considering the matter; and

(b)a summary of any other information of which the Governor was aware and to which he or she has had regard in considering the matter.

(4) The Governor must—

(a)consider any representations made by the prisoner prior to ordering the continued imposition of special security measures on the prisoner; and

(b)if special security measures are to continue to be imposed, provide the prisoner with a written statement of reasons for this decision.

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