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The Prison Rules 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II PRISONERS

    1. GENERAL

      1. 3.Purpose of prison training and treatment

      2. 4.Outside contacts

      3. 5.After care

      4. 6.Maintenance of order and discipline

      5. 7.Classification of prisoners

      6. 8.Privileges

      7. 9.Temporary release

      8. 10.Information to prisoners

      9. 11.Requests and complaints

    2. WOMEN PRISONERS

      1. 12.Women prisoners

    3. RELIGION

      1. 13.Religious denomination

      2. 14.Special duties of chaplains and prison ministers

      3. 15.Regular visits by ministers of religion

      4. 16.Religious services

      5. 17.Substitute for chaplain or prison minister

      6. 18.Sunday work

      7. 19.Religious books

    4. MEDICAL ATTENTION

      1. 20.Medical attendance

      2. 21.Special illnesses and conditions

      3. 22.Notification of illness or death

    5. PHYSICAL WELFARE AND WORK

      1. 23.Clothing

      2. 24.Food

      3. 25.Alcohol and tobacco

      4. 26.Sleeping accommodation

      5. 27.Beds and bedding

      6. 28.Hygiene

      7. 29.Physical education

      8. 30.Time in the open air

      9. 31.Work

    6. EDUCATION AND LIBRARY

      1. 32.Education

      2. 33.Library

    7. COMMUNICATIONS

      1. 34.Communications generally

      2. 35.Personal letters and visits

      3. 36.Police interviews

      4. 37.Securing release

      5. 38.Legal advisers

      6. 39.Correspondence with legal advisers and courts

    8. REMOVAL, SEARCH, RECORD AND PROPERTY

      1. 40.Custody outside prison

      2. 41.Search

      3. 42.Record and photograph

      4. 43.Prisoners' property

      5. 44.Money and articles received by post

    9. SPECIAL CONTROL, SUPERVISION AND RESTRAINT AND DRUG TESTING

      1. 45.Removal from association

      2. 46.Close supervision centres

      3. 47.Use of force

      4. 48.Temporary confinement

      5. 49.Restraints

      6. 50.Compulsory testing for controlled drugs

    10. OFFENCES AGAINST DISCIPLINE

      1. 51.Offences against discipline

      2. 52.Defences to rule 51(9)

      3. 53.Disciplinary charges

      4. 54.Rights of prisoners charged

      5. 55.Governor’s punishments

      6. 56.Forfeiture of remission to be treated as an award of additional days

      7. 57.Offences committed by young persons

      8. 58.Cellular confinement

      9. 59.Prospective award of additional days

      10. 60.Suspended punishments

      11. 61.Remission and mitigation of punishments and quashing of findings of guilt

  4. PART III OFFICERS OR PRISONS

    1. 62.General duty of officers

    2. 63.Gratuities forbidden

    3. 64.Search of officers

    4. 65.Transactions with prisoners

    5. 66.Contact with former prisoners

    6. 67.Communications to the press

    7. 68.Code of discipline

    8. 69.Emergencies

  5. PART IV PERSONS HAVING ACCESS TO A PRISON

    1. 70.Prohibited articles

    2. 71.Control of persons and vehicles

    3. 72.Viewing of prisons

    4. 73.Visitors

  6. PART V BOARDS OF VISITORS

    1. 74.Disqualification for membership

    2. 75.Board of visitors

    3. 76.Proceedings of boards

    4. 77.General duties of boards

    5. 78.Particular duties

    6. 79.Members visiting prisons

    7. 80.Annual report

  7. PART VI SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 81.Delegation by governor

    2. 82.Contracted out prisons

    3. 83.Contracted out parts of prisons

    4. 84.Contracted out functions at directly managed prisons

    5. 85.Revocations and savings

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

  9. Explanatory Note

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