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The Young Offender Institution Rules 1988

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Offences against discipline

50.  An inmate shall be guilty of an offence against discipline if he–

(1) mutinies or incites another inmate to mutiny;

(2) does gross personal violence to an officer;

(3) does gross personal violence to any person not being an officer;

(4) commits any assault;

(5) absconds from a young offender institution or from legal custody;

(6) absents himself without permission from any place where he is required to be, whether within or outside a young offender institution;

(7) has in his possession or in his cell or room any unauthorised article, or attempts to obtain such an article;

(8) delivers to or receives from any person any unauthorised article;

(9) sells or delivers to any person, without permission, anything he is allowed to have only for his own use;

(10) takes improperly or is in unauthorised possession of any article belonging to another person or to a young offender institution;

(11) wilfully damages or disfigures any part of the institution or any property not his own;

(12) makes any false and malicious allegation against an officer;

(13) treats with disrespect an officer or any person visiting a young offender institution;

(14) uses any abusive, insolent, threatening or other improper language;

(15) is indecent in language, act or gesture;

(16) repeatedly makes groundless complaints;

(17) is idle, careless or negligent at work or refuses to work;

(18) disobeys any lawful order or refuses or neglects to conform to any rule or regulation of the institution;

(19) attempts to do any of the foregoing things;

(20) in any way offends against good order and discipline; or

(21) does not return to a young offender institution when he should have returned after being temporarily released under rule 6 of these Rules, or does not comply with any condition upon which he was so released.

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