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Regulations 1994 No.26 of 1994 Prisons Corrections Services Regulations



Regulations 1994 No.26 of 1994 Prisons Corrections Services Regulations

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Prisons (Correctional Services) Regulations (y) participates in tattooing himself or herself or another prisoner; or (z) sexually harasses an officer or another prisoner, is guilty of prison misconduct. (2) For the purposes of subregulation (1) (z) , "sexual harassment" means (a) an unwelcome act of physical intimacy; (b) an unwelcome demand or request (whether directly or by implication) for sexual favours from an officer or another prisoner; (c) an unwelcome remark with sexual connotations made toward an officer or another prisoner; or (d) any other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature toward, or in the presence of an officer or another prisoner. (3) For the purposes of subregulations (1) (z) and (2) , a reference to an officer includes a person authorised to carry out a function under the Act, and an employee within the meaning of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act acting in the course of their employment. 4. PROCEDURE AT HEARING OF PRISON MISCONDUCT (1) Where a prisoner charged with prison misconduct denies the charge, the procedure at the hearing of the charge under Part VIII of the Act shall be as follows; (a) at the commencement of the hearing, the officer in charge of the prison shall read out the charge to the prisoner and explain to the prisoner, in language likely to be readily understood (i) the nature of the charge; (ii) the penalty that may be imposed if the charge is proved; (iii) the procedure that is to be followed at the hearing; and (iv) that the prisoner need not give evidence at the hearing, but if the prisoner chooses to do so the prisoner will be liable to be cross-examined; 3