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CRIMES (ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES) REGULATION 2014 - REG 69
Use of chapels
69 Use of chapels
(1) A correctional centre chapel or a part of a correctional centre chapel
that is used for the conduct of rites, services or assemblies may be used for
other purposes that are in keeping with the nature of the building, as may be
determined by the governor after consultation with the relevant accredited
(2) On request by an accredited chaplain, the governor of a
correctional centre must make available--
(a) a suitable part of the centre as
a correctional centre chapel for the conduct of rites, services or assemblies,
(b) suitable facilities for the safekeeping of books and other objects
used in connection with the conduct of rites, services or assemblies, if no
such correctional centre chapel or facilities currently exist.
governor of a correctional centre is to encourage inmates to use the
correctional centre chapel for personal devotion, worship and meditation.
An inmate must not desecrate or abuse any books or other objects used in
connection with the rites, services or assemblies of a religious denomination.
Note : Failure by an inmate to comply with this subclause is a correctional
(5) A correctional officer or departmental officer must not
damage any books or other objects used in connection with the rites, services
or assemblies of a religious denomination, otherwise than in circumstances in
which the damage is--
(a) unavoidable, and
(b) in the course of a search or
of carrying out the officer's duties.
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