M.02 Security Classification

These procedures cover the following:

  • Principles of security classification
  • Categories
  • Definitions
  • Internal and External risks
  • Managing changes to security classification and risk.
  • Initial classification (male and female)
  • Review of classification (male and female)

These procedures are designed to ensure that:

  • Sentenced prisoners are contained at level of supervision appropriate to the level of internal and external risk that a prisoner poses.
  • the security classification assigned to a prisoner reflects, the level of risk posed by that prisoner while inside or outside prison.
  • Initial classification is assigned within 14 days of a prisoner receiving a sentence of imprisonment.
  • Every security classification is reviewed at least once every six months during the course of the prisoner's sentence.