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Adult Custodial Rules and appendices

The rules below form the majority of the overall system of prisons and prisoner management derived from the Prisons Act 1981.

Prior to March 2010 Adult Custodial Rules were known as Director General Rules.

NumberNameAppendix
AC 1 Management of Prisoners in Confinement  
1
2
3
AC 3 Privileges   
AC 4 Association of Officers with Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners  
AC 5 Requests, Complaints and Grievances by Prisoners  
AC 6 Association of Male and Female Prisoners  
AC 7 Communication - Visits (updated July 2020)  
2
3
4
5
6
  • Application for video link visits (Revoked November 2019)
7
AC 8 Use of Computers by Prisoners (Revoked January 2014)  
AC 9 Provision of Condoms and Dental Dams to Prisoners  
AC 10 Issue of Medication by Officers  
AC 11 Permitted and Prohibited Material (updated January 2014)  
1
AC 12 Designation of Officers as Prison Officers (superseded by Prison Rule 401 on 19 January 2016)  
AC 15 Use of Firearms  
AC 18 Assessment and Sentence Management of Prisoners (See COPP 2.3)  

 

Page last updated: 8-Apr-2021