New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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Prohibited punishments

164 Prohibited punishments

(1) An inmate must not--
(a) be put in a dark cell, or under mechanical restraint, as a punishment, or
(b) be subjected to--
(i) solitary confinement, or
(ii) corporal punishment, or
(iii) torture, or
(iv) cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment, or
(c) be subjected to any other punishment or treatment that may reasonably be expected to adversely affect the inmate's physical or mental health.
(2) For the purposes of subclause (1)(b)(i), the following are not solitary confinement--
(a) segregating an inmate from other inmates under section 10 of the Act,
(b) confining an inmate to cell in accordance with an order under section 53 or 56 of the Act,
(c) keeping an inmate separate from other inmates under this Regulation,
(d) keeping an inmate alone in a cell, if a nursing officer considers that it is desirable in the interest of the inmate's health to do so.

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