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Correctional Services Amendment Bill (B 8B-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 proceedings, 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 Department; 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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