xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"

Amendment of Rules

6.  After rule 50 there shall be inserted the following rule:

Observation of prisoners by means of an overt closed circuit television system

50A.(1) Without prejudice to his other powers to supervise the prison, prisoners and other persons in the prison, whether by use of an overt closed circuit television system or otherwise, the governor may make arrangements for any prisoner to be placed under constant observation by means of an overt closed circuit television system while the prisoner is in a cell or other place in the prison if he considers that—

(a)such supervision is necessary for—

(i)the health and safety of the prisoner or any other person;

(ii)the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of crime; or

(iii)securing or maintaining prison security or good order and discipline in the prison; and

(b)it is proportionate to what is sought to be achieved.

(2) If an overt closed circuit television system is used for the purposes of this rule, the provisions of rules 35C and 35D shall apply to any material obtained..