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Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2008
Repealed version for 11 April 2014 to 31 August 2014 (accessed 8 April 2020 at 19:10)
63   Access to inmates
(1)  An accredited chaplain is entitled:
(a)  to visit the correctional centre to which he or she is accredited at all reasonable times, but not so as to disturb the ordinary routine of the centre, and
(b)  to have access to inmates of the accredited chaplain’s denomination for the purpose of private and confidential religious ministrations.
(2)  With the approval of the general manager, a minister of religion of a particular denomination who is not accredited in relation to a particular correctional centre:
(a)  may visit the centre, and
(b)  may have access to inmates of that denomination,
if no other minister of religion of that denomination has been accredited for the centre.
(3)  On request by an inmate belonging to a denomination for which no minister of religion has been accredited, the general manager (after consultation with accredited chaplains) may arrange for the inmate to be visited by a minister of religion of that denomination.
(4)  A decision by the general manager to grant a request under subclause (3) does not affect the number of visits and maximum number of visitors to which the inmate may be entitled under clauses 72 and 73.
(5)  A minister of religion is entitled to have access to an inmate under this clause beyond the hearing (but within the sight) of a correctional officer.
(6)  An inmate’s objection to being visited by a minister of religion is to be fully respected.