Regulation 54c of the Prison Regulations 1982 provides the Department of Justice (the Department) with the ability to separate a category of prisoners in order to maintain control and security of the prison. The regulations stipulate that the Department can prepare an instrument to separate prisoners that they determine fit the category and make provisions for the ongoing management of those prisoners separated. It is under this framework that the prison estate has established the protective custody units.

Page last updated: May 12, 2022
Management of prisoners requiring protection