Tasmania Prison Service

Rules and regulations

The management of prisons is governed by legislation, Standing Orders and Standard Operating Procedures.

The Corrections Act 1997 and Corrections Regulations 2018 outline requirements for the management of custodial corrections in Tasmania.

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.

Updated: 1st January 2021