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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application of Rules

    4. 4.Application of Rules to contracted out prisons

    5. 5.Suspension of certificate of a prisoner custody officer

    6. 6.Elimination of discrimination

    7. 7.Availability of Rules and directions

  3. PART 2

    1. 8.Production of warrant, order, direction or certificate

    2. 9.Procedure on reception of prisoners

    3. 10.Interview of prisoners on reception

    4. 11.Information to be given to prisoners on reception

    5. 12.Registration and records of prisoners

    6. 13.Recording data about a prisoner’s religion

    7. 14.Categorisation of prisoners

    8. 15.Allocation of prisoners

    9. 16.Separation of different categories of prisoners

  4. PART 3

    1. 17.Supervision levels

    2. 18.Assignment of supervision levels on reception

    3. 19.Assignment of supervision levels on review

    4. 20.Maintaining or lowering a supervision level on review

    5. 21.Assigning certain supervision levels on review

    6. 22.Direction with respect to supervision levels

    7. 23.Imposition of special security measures

    8. 24.Provisional imposition of special security measures

    9. 25.Reviews of imposition of special security measures

    10. 26.Direction with respect to special security measures

    11. 27.Disclosure of information considered by the Governor under this Part

  5. PART 4

    1. 28.Accommodation of prisoners

    2. 29.Standard of accommodation

    3. 30.Provision of bedding

    4. 31.Convicted prisoners wearing their own clothing

    5. 32.Untried and civil prisoners wearing their own clothing

    6. 33.Provision of clothing to prisoners

    7. 34.Personal hygiene

    8. 35.Prisoners’ food and drink

  6. PART 5

    1. 36.Smoking

    2. 37.Provision of accommodation for healthcare services

    3. 38.Notification to a healthcare professional of prisoners requiring attention

    4. 39.Arrangements for care by other medical practitioners, specialists or medical facilities outwith prison

    5. 40.Recommendations by healthcare professionals

    6. 41.Accommodation in specified conditions

    7. 42.Notification of relatives and friends of prisoners suffering serious illness, etc

    8. 43.Prisoners’ welfare

  7. PART 6

    1. 44.Practising religion or belief within prison

  8. PART 7

    1. 45.Privileges

    2. 46.Prisoners’ personal property

    3. 47.Storage of prisoners’ personal property in cells or rooms

    4. 48.Storage of prisoners’ personal property in prison storage facilities

    5. 49.Disposal of prisoner’s personal property

    6. 50.Unclaimed property

    7. 51.Prisoners’ money

    8. 52.Supplies of books, newspapers, etc to prisoners

  9. PART 8

    1. PRISONERS’ CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

      1. 53.Current affairs

      2. 54.Prisoners’ correspondence

      3. 55.Restrictions on other correspondence to and from the prisoner

      4. 56.Opening and reading of correspondence from and to courts

      5. 57.Opening and reading of correspondence from and to legal advisers

      6. 58.Opening and reading of correspondence from and to medical practitioners

      7. 59.Privileged correspondence

      8. 60.Requests to prevent communication from a prisoner

      9. 61.Provision of writing materials and payment of postage

      10. 62.Communication by telephone

    2. PRISON VISITS

      1. 63.Visits by persons of a prisoner’s choice

      2. 64.Visits to untried and civil prisoners by persons of a prisoner’s choice

      3. 65.Accumulated visits

      4. 66.Visits by legal advisers

      5. 67.Visits by procurators fiscal

      6. 68.Visits by police constables

      7. 69.Visits by representatives of diplomatic services and national or international authorities or organisations

      8. 70.Special visits to certain prisoners in connection with further proceedings

      9. 71.Visits by Members of Parliament, members of the Scottish Parliament and representatives of the European Parliament

      10. 72.Visits by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman or Officers on their behalf

      11. 73.Visits by media representatives

      12. 74.Visits by members of the Parole Board for Scotland

      13. 75.Visits by members or employees of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

      14. 76.Visits by persons in connection with disciplinary proceedings

      15. 77.Restrictions and conditions applicable to visits under Part 8

      16. 78.Closed visiting facilities

      17. 79.Arrangements for securing release of prisoners committed to prison in default of payments

  10. PART 9

    1. 80.Application of Part 9

    2. 81.Arrangements for work, education and counselling

    3. 82.Prisoners’ work

    4. 83.Conditions of work

    5. 84.Purposeful activities

    6. 85.Work undertaken by untried and civil prisoners

    7. 86.Earnings

    8. 87.Exercise and time in the open air

    9. 88.Recreation

    10. 89.Prohibition on prisoners carrying on any trade, profession or vocation from prison

  11. PART 10

    1. SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF PRISONERS

      1. 90.Supervision of the prison and control of prisoners

      2. 91.Control of prisoners

      3. 92.Searching of prisoners

      4. 93.Compulsory testing for controlled drugs

      5. 94.Compulsory testing for alcohol

    2. CONFINEMENT AND CUSTODY OF PRISONERS

      1. 95.Removal from association

      2. 96.The use of restraints

      3. 97.Temporary confinement in a special cell

      4. 98.Temporary confinement in a cell or room

      5. 99.Custody outside prison

      6. 100.Special escorted leave

      7. 101.Escorted day absence

    3. SEIZURE AND CONTROL OF PROPERTY

      1. 102.Prohibited articles

      2. 103.Unauthorised property

      3. 104.Seizure and treatment of prohibited articles and unauthorised property

    4. SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF VISITORS

      1. 105.Admission of visitors

      2. 106.Searching of visitors

      3. 107.Removal of visitors

      4. 108.Searching of specified persons

      5. 109.Viewing of prisons

  12. PART 11

    1. 110.Breach of discipline

    2. 111.Reporting breaches of discipline

    3. 112.Charging breaches of discipline

    4. 113.Disciplinary hearings

    5. 114.Punishment

    6. 115.Suspended punishments

    7. 116.Breaches of discipline committed in another prison or during transfer

    8. 117.Breaches of discipline involving the use of controlled drugs

    9. 118.Disciplinary appeals

    10. 119.Direction with respect to the disciplinary appeals procedure

  13. PART 12

    1. 120.Requests to speak to certain persons

    2. 121.Representations and complaints to the Scottish Ministers in relation to certain matters

    3. 122.Complaints to the residential first line manager

    4. 123.Referral of complaints to the Internal Complaints Committee

    5. 124.Complaints to the Governor in relation to confidential matters

    6. 125.Direction with respect to complaints procedures

  14. PART 13

    1. 126.Separation of male and female prisoners

    2. 127.Pregnancy and confinement

    3. 128.Accommodation of female prisoners’ babies

  15. PART 14

    1. 129.Interpretation of Part 14

    2. 130.Pre-release preparation

    3. 131.Healthcare assessment prior to transfer

    4. 132.Provision of clothing and return of property

    5. 133.Release of fine defaulters after payment

  16. PART 15

    1. 134.Eligibility of prisoners for temporary release

    2. 135.Applications for, and grant of, temporary release

    3. 136.Forms of temporary release

    4. 137.Recall of prisoners granted temporary release

    5. 138.Direction with respect to temporary release

  17. PART 16

    1. 139.General duty of officers and employees

    2. 140.Transactions with prisoners or in connection with the prison

    3. 141.Fees and gratuities

    4. 142.Searching of officers and employees

    5. 143.Communications with the media etc.

    6. 144.Code of conduct

  18. PART 17

    1. 145.Application of Part 17

    2. 146.Constitution of visiting committees for prisons

    3. 147.Constitution of visiting committees for young offenders institutions

    4. 148.Proceedings of visiting committees

    5. 149.General duties of visiting committees and members of committees

    6. 150.Investigation of complaints

    7. 151.Visits to prisons by members of visiting committees

    8. 152.Inspection of prison records

    9. 153.Annual report

    10. 154.Conflicts of interest

    11. 155.Visiting committees for legalised police cells

  19. PART 18

    1. 156.Directions

    2. 157.Revocations

    3. 158.Savings and transitional provisions

  20. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      BREACHES OF DISCIPLINE

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONSTITUTION OF VISITING COMMITTEES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSTITUTION OF VISITING COMMITTEES FOR LEGALISED POLICE CELLS

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REVOCATIONS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.Where, immediately prior to 1stNovember 2011, any of the matters...

      2. 2.The matters referred to in paragraph 1 are—

      3. 3.Subject to paragraphs 4 to 13, insofar as any matter...

      4. 4.Where, immediately prior to 1stNovember 2011— (a) a prisoner had...

      5. 5.Where, immediately prior to 1stNovember 2011, an order under rule94(1)...

      6. 6.Where the Scottish Ministers have granted an authority under rule94(5)...

      7. 7.Where the Scottish Ministers have, under rule94(6) of the 2006...

      8. 8.Where a report of a breach of discipline which was...

      9. 9.Part 11 and rules 130 and 131 of the 2006...

      10. 10.For the purposes of rule 120 of the 2006 Rules,...

      11. 11.Rules 123 to 128 of the 2006 Rules shall remain...

      12. 12.Part 15 of the 2006 Rules shall remain in force...

      13. 13.The Scottish Prison Service Employee Code of Conduct and Standards...

  21. Explanatory Note

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