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Correctional Services Amendment Act (No. 32 of 2001)


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To amend  the  Correctional  Services Act, 1998,  so as  to  insert  certain definitions and substitute  others;  to  further  regulate,  in  relation  to  prisoners,  custody,  detention, accommodation,  medical  examinations,  searches,  nutrition,  disciplinary  proceed- ings,  the  use of force,  non-lethal  incapacitating  devices  and  firearms  on  prisoners, labour,  non-compliance of community  corrections,  the  length  and  form of sentences  and  the  disposal of unclaimed  property;  to  further  regulate  the composition  and  functions of Correctional  Supervision  and  Parole  Boards;  to provide  afresh  for  the  object of the  Judicial  Inspectorate;  to  further  regulate  the functions of the  Inspecting  Judge;  to  amplify  the  functions of the  Commissioner with  regard  to  internal  service  evaluation so as to  include  the  investigation of theft, fraud,  corruption  and  other  dishonest  practices  or  irregularities  in  the  Depart- ment;  to  provide  that  the  Commissioner  may  approve  the  establishment of canteens  for  use by officials and  other  persons;  to  amplify  and  redefine  the Minister’s  powers  to  make  regulations;  to  provide  for  matters  with  regard  to  which the  Commissioner  may  issue  orders; to provide  afresh  for  transitional  provisions with  regard  to  prisoners  serving  particular  sentences;  and  to effect textual alterations;  and  to  provide  for  matters  connected  therewith.



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