Corrections Act 2004

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162 Right of Justice of the Peace to visit prison


A Justice of the Peace usually resident in the locality or place where a prison is located may, at all reasonable times, enter that prison and examine the prison and the condition of the prisoners, and may inform the prison manager of his or her observations.


The prison manager must ensure that any observations of a Justice of the Peace are recorded and that a permanent record of those observations is kept at the prison.


A Justice of the Peace is not entitled, under subsection (1), to communicate with any prisoner except in relation to—


his or her treatment in the prison:


a complaint that the prisoner makes about that treatment.

Compare: 1954 No 51 s 38