Prisons Procedures and Policy Directives

Prison Procedures and Policy Directives form the majority of the overall system of prisons and prisoner management derived from the Prisons Act 1981 and other legislation.

Policy Directives (1 - 50)

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Number Name Appendix
PD 1 Section 43 Placement (PDF 48KB) (Revoked July 2021)  
  • Request for s 43 Confinement (DOC 278 KB) (updated September 2014)
1
  • Regime for Prisoners held under s43 (PDF 45 KB)
2
  • Review of s 43 placement (DOC 250 KB) (PDF 49 KB)
3
PD 2 Use of Computers by Prisoners — Superseded by PD 42 - Prisoner Property (December 2013)  
PD 3 Hierarchy of Prisoner Management Regimes  
1
PD 4 Placement of Prisoners in Lockups (See COPP 12.6 Prisoners in Western Australian (WA) Police Force Lockups)  
  • Schedule of Police Lockups
1
  • Lockup report
2
  • Application for temporary placement at police lockups
3
PD 6 Access to Information (updated January 2014)  
 
 
1
2
3
4
PD 7 Religious and Spiritual Activities  
1
3
PD 8 Prisoners with a terminal medical conditions (See COPP 6.2)  
  • Procedures
 
PD 9 Permits for Absence (see COPP 14.5)  
  • Procedures
 
  • Security and Financial Limitations
1
  • Appeal - Funeral attendance / visit to dangerously ill person
2
  • Withdrawal of application to attend funeral
3
PD 10 Prisoner Mothers/Primary Carers and their Children  
A
B
C
D
PD 11 Prisoners Placed in Observation and Medical Observation Cells  
1
PD 13 Medical Confidentiality and the Release of Information - Superseded by PD 6 on 29 January 2014  
PD 14 Informed Consent to Medical Treatment  
PD 15 Catering Services and Dietary and Nutritional Requirements (See COPP 6.3)  
PD 16 Provision of Health Services and Additional Medical Costs (See COPP 6.1)  
  • Procedures
 
PD 17 Medical Record Documentation - Superseded by PD 6 on 29 January 2014  
PD 18 Prisoner Orientation (See COPP 2.2)  
  • Procedures
1
  • Orientation program checklist
2
  • Notification of consular assistance to Indonesian citizens in Australia (English version)
3
  • Notification of consular assistance to Indonesian citizens in Australia (Bahasa version)
4
PD 19 Prisoner Hygiene - Personal, Clothing and Bedding (See COPP 6.5)  
  • Laundry service quality assurance
1
PD 21 Provision of Library Services (updated January 2014)  
 
1
2
PD 22 Work Release Orders - revoked 13 August 2009  
PD 23 Home Leave - revoked 15 December 2010 by PD 66  
PD 24 Home Detention - revoked 13 August 2009  
PD 25 Prisoner Constructive Activity  
PD 26 Searches (Revoked by COPP 11.2 - Searching)  
PD 28 Prisoner Escorts - revoked on 5 November 2012  
  • Admission - Infirmary - revoked on 5 November 2012
1
  • Admission of prisoner to hospital (prisoner copy) - revoked on 5 November 2012
3
  • Admission of prisoner to hospital (hospital staff) - revoked on 5 November 2012
4
PD 29 Court Attendance - revoked on 5 November 2012  
PD 30 Death of a Prisoner (Revoked August 2020)  
  • Procedures (Revoked August 2020)
 
  • Death in Custody prison checklist (Revoked August 2020)
1
PD 32 Prisoners at Risk of Self Harm or Requiring Additional Support and Monitoring (Revoked August 2021)  
PD 34 Use of Prison property for marriages (Revoked July 2021)  
  • Procedures (updated December 2014)
 
  • Application to use Prison property for the purpose of a marriage ceremony (DOC 320 KB) (updated January 2015)
1
PD 35 Custodial Business Processes (TOMS)  
1
PD 36 Communications (updated August 2020)  
1
2
3
4
PD 37 Discharge of a Prisoner (updated September 2021)  
 
A
B
  • List of offences which preclude eligibility for early discharge - Revoked on 21 June 2017
C
D
E
PD 38 Notification to Consulate by Non-Australian Prisoner  
PD 39 Independent Prison Visitors - Protocols  
PD 40 Internal Investigations - Superseded by Misconduct Investigations Procedures - Central and Local on 4 May 2011  
PD 42 Prisoner Property  
 
1
2
3
4
5
PD 43 Inspector Custodial Services  
PD 46 Art Produced by Prisoners (Revoked August 2021)  
  • Procedures
 
  • Request to store or sign out prison art owned by a prisoner
1
  • Prisoner Exhibition Entry Form
2
  • Art Donation Consent Form
3
  • Prison Art Asset Register
4
PD 47 Re-Entry Release Orders (see COPP 14.1)  
PD 49 Change of Prisoners Name (TOMS Master Name) (Revoked July 2021)  

Policy Directives (51 - 85)

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Number Name Appendix
PD 51 Case Management (revoked 8 March 2021)  
  • Case management procedures (revoked 8 March 2021)
1
PD 52 Prisoner Taxation Forms (Revoked July 2021)  
  • Sample of ATO LogBook Slip (revoked 26 April 2012)
A
  • Prisoner Taxation returns Notice (revoked 26 April 2012)
B
PD 55 Visitor Bans (Revoked)  
  • Visitor bans - Procedures 
 
  • Visitor banning process 
1
  • Notice of a ban to visit a prison(s)
2
PD 56 Production and Sales of Goods, Products and Services from Prison Industries  
1
2
PD 57 Induction Program for Persons Working in Prison  
PD 58 Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (See COPP 11.9)  
PD 63 Uniforms and Dress Standards  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
PD 65 Management of Assets  
PD 66 Re-Integration Leave (RIL)  (see COPP 14.1)  
  • Application to participate in Re-Integration Leave (RIL)
1
  • Sponsor Nomination - Re-Integration Leave
2
  • Re-Integration Leave (RIL) Conditions and Declaration by RIL Sponsor
3
PD 67 Biometric Recognition System - suspended as at 3 October 2013  
1
2
PD 68 Prisoner Employment Program (updated February 2015)  
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • Prisoner Employment Program - Commencement date calculator - revoked 1 September 2011
7
8
9
PD 69 Management of Prisoner's Money  
PD 70 Mobile Duress Alarm System (See COPP 11.8)  
PD 71 Performance Management  
PD 72 Emergency Management (Revoked by Prison Order 4/2018)  
  • Procedures (Revoked by Prison Order 4/2018)
 
  • Emergency Management Exercise Report Form (Revoked by Prison Order 4/2018)
 1
PD 73 Bed and Cell Installation, Removal, Modification and Recording; Shared Cell and Bunk Bed Occupancy  
 
 
1
PD 74 Management of Women in Custody  
 
PD 75 (Medical) Fitness to Travel Assessment for Prisoners Undergoing Escorted Travel  
PD 77 Shared Cell and Bunk Bed Accommodation (revoked March 2015 by PD 73)  
  • Multiple Cell Occupancy - Risk Assessment (revoked March 2015)
1
  • Upper Bunk Occupancy - Risk Assessment Checklist (revoked March 2015)
2
PD 78 Parole (see COPP 14.4)  
  • Procedures
 
  • Request for a review of a decision of the Board (SAA s 115A)
1
  • Prisoner refusal to be released on parole (SAA s 33(1))
2
PD 79 Re-socialisation Programmes (see COPP 14.3)  
PD 82 Prisoner Movements (revoked 4 January 2021)  
PD 83 Construction and Maintenance   
 
1
2
PD 85 Prisoner Reception (See COPP 2.1)  
  • Procedures
 
  • Placement of Young Prisoners
1
Page reviewed 13 September 2021