Policy and legislation
The purpose of the Prisons Operations Manual is to provide instructions to Prison employees on the day-to-day activities relating to managing a prison.
23 May 2017
This Custodial Procedure Manual contains the How to of the “core” duties of corrections officers. The purpose of this manual is to have it as an easy reference for all staff, with the intention that it is used as a parameter to ensure we are consistently performing our basic duties to a high standard.
19 October 2023
On this page you’ll find documents that have been published under the Government’s policy requiring Ministers to proactively release Cabinet papers and related material.
02 October 2023
RIS: Programme conditions for extended supervision orders - View RIS: Programme conditions for extended supervision orders PDF 1.2 MB
This regulatory impact statement is to support Cabinet consideration of policy decisions for amendments to extended supervision orders in the Parole Act 2002.
26 July 2023
RIS: Improving rehabilitation and safety outcomes in prisons - View RIS: Improving rehabilitation and safety outcomes in prisons PDF 9.8 MB
This RIS analyses four areas of change for the operation of the 18 prisons governed by the Regulations that support the Corrections Act 2004 (the Act).
16 February 2023
RIS: Improving rehabilitation, reintegration and safety outcomes in the Corrections system - View RIS: Improving rehabilitation, reintegration and safety outcomes in the Corrections system PDF 10.2 MB
Options for legislative amendment to the Corrections Act 2004 (the Act) and the Corrections Regulations 2005 (the Regulations) to enable best practice operations and strategic change.
09 August 2022
Regulatory Impact Analysis: Removing prison workers from the COVID-19 Public Health Response Vaccinations Order 2021 - View Regulatory Impact Analysis: Removing prison workers from the COVID-19 Public Health Response Vaccinations Order 2021 PDF 2.9 MB
The inclusion of prison workers in the Vaccination Order may no longer be justified and proportionate to the risks posed by COVID-19 in prisons.
07 December 2021
Regulatory Impact Statement: Use of pepper spray in custodial settings - View Regulatory Impact Statement: Use of pepper spray in custodial settings PDF 325.0 KB
Three issues have been identified with the existing framework governing the use of pepper spray. This analysis has been produced for the purpose of informing Cabinet policy decisions on amendments to the Corrections Regulations 2005.
16 October 2019
Regulatory Impact Assessment Strengthening Powers to Withhold Mail - View Regulatory Impact Assessment Strengthening Powers to Withhold Mail PDF 488.3 KB
Corrections has a range of powers to withhold mail sent to and from prisoners under section 108 of the Act. Recent events have raised questions about whether these are sufficient to address concerns about the distribution of material that seeks to incite or promote hostility against particular groups in society.
16 October 2019
Regulatory Impact Analysis Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 - View Regulatory Impact Analysis Corrections Amendment Bill 2018 PDF 650.6 KB
The proposed provisions relate to the safe and humane management of prisoners, prisoner discipline and prison safety, and the fair treatment of persons.
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