Rules and regulations
The management of prisons is governed by legislation, Standing Orders and Standard Operating Procedures.
Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) Standing Orders (issued by the Director of Prisons) are based on this legislation, and they contain statewide policy and procedural requirements.
Specific instructions and guidelines regarding the management of prisons or units are contained in Operating Manuals.
If a prisoner fails to act in accordance with these requirements, they may be charged with a prison offence.