The Adult Custodial Rules provides the public with access to Adult Custodial:
The Rules, Directives, Appendices and Instructions together form the majority of the overall system of prisons and prisoner management that is derived from the Prisons Act 1981 and other legislation.
The rules are made by the head of the Department, the Commissioner, with approval from the Minister and largely cover prisoner and prison officer conduct.
The rules deal with matters such as classification/placement of prisoners and visits, some details of which are required to be enshrined in rules.
On the other hand, the policy directives, which are issued by the head of the Department and do not require Ministerial approval, cover procedural and administrative matters and welfare issues. Areas covered by the policy directives include search procedures, attendance at funerals, access to information and dietary and nutritional requirements. Operational Instructions are similarly limited to procedural matters.
Each of the above are required to be reviewed on an annual basis and this review is coordinated by the Adult Custodial division. Any enquiries regarding the rules and policy directives should be directed to the Adult Custodial Division.
Adult Custodial Division
141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 9264 1381
Facsimile: +61 8 9264 1370
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Last updated: 8-Feb-2011