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CRIMES (ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES) REGULATION 2014 - REG 13

Classification of female inmates

13 Classification of female inmates

(1) Each female inmate is to be classified in one of the following categories for the purposes of security--

"Category 5" , being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, represent a special risk to national security (for example, because of a perceived risk that they may engage in, or incite other persons to engage in, terrorist activities) and should at all times be confined in special facilities within a secure physical barrier that includes towers or electronic surveillance equipment.

"Category 4" , being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, should at all times be confined by a secure physical barrier that includes electronic surveillance equipment.

"Category 3" , being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, should be confined by a physical barrier unless in the company of a correctional officer or some other person authorised by the Commissioner.

"Category 2" , being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, need not be confined by a physical barrier at all times but who need some level of supervision by a correctional officer or some other person authorised by the Commissioner.

"Category 1" , being the category of inmates who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, need not be confined by a physical barrier at all times and who need not be supervised.
(2) Subject to clause 17, the Commissioner may at any time vary or revoke a classification under this clause.
(3) Female inmates who are classified in Category 5 are prescribed to be serious offenders for the purposes of paragraph (f) of the definition of
"serious offender" in section 3 (1) of the Act.



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