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CRIMES (ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES) REGULATION 2014 - REG 320

Operation of biometric identification system in correctional centres

320 Operation of biometric identification system in correctional centres

(1) The Commissioner may authorise the operation in correctional centres of a biometric identification system for one or more of the following purposes--
(a) controlling access to the centre,
(b) controlling persons leaving, or attempting to leave, the centre,
(c) controlling access to part of the centre or the movement of persons within the centre,
(d) controlling access to medication in the centre,
(e) controlling access to equipment and other items within the centre.
(2) A person may be required to comply with requirements relating to the operation of the system for the purpose for which the system may be used, and may be denied access to the centre, part of the centre, medication or equipment or prevented from leaving, if the person refuses to comply with a requirement.
(5) This clause does not apply in respect of any person who is under the age of 18 years unless--
(a) the person has previously been the subject of a direction by the Commissioner under clause 108, or
(b) the person has been convicted of an offence in relation to a previous visit by the person to a correctional centre, or
(c) the correctional officer in charge of the visiting area of the correctional centre being visited by the person is of the opinion that the person's physical appearance is similar to that of an inmate of the centre.



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