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Inmates to check personal property and records

172 Inmates to check personal property and records

(1) Before an inmate is released from a correctional centre, the governor must ensure the inmate is given an opportunity to inspect, in the presence of a correctional officer--
(a) the inmate's personal property that is in the governor's custody, and
(b) any official correctional centre records that relate to money belonging to the inmate.
(2) The inmate may lodge a written complaint with the correctional officer about--
(a) the condition of, or any deficiency in, the property, or
(b) any mistake in the records.
(3) A correctional officer who receives a complaint under subclause (2) must immediately refer it to the governor.
(4) The governor must ensure the complaint is investigated and the result of the investigation is reported to the inmate at the inmate's pre-release interview.
(5) If it is brought to the governor's attention that--
(a) the result of any investigation is not to the satisfaction of the inmate, or
(b) any investigation has not been completed before the release of the inmate,
the governor must, without delay, notify the Commissioner of the complaint and the result of the investigation, or the fact that the investigation has not been completed.
(6) An inmate must sign a receipt for any personal property or money delivered to the inmate immediately before release from a correctional centre.

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