CHAPTER 58
PRISONS ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   NOTICES

      The Prisons Service (Specification of Ranks) Notice

      The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) Notices

   ORDERS

      The Prisons (Cancellation of Prison) (Bagamoyo Township Prison) Order

      The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Orders

      The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) Orders

      The Prisons (Grant of Additional Special Remission) Orders

   REGULATIONS

      The Prisons (Restraint of Prisoners) Regulations

      The Prisons (Extra-Mural Penal Employment) Regulations

      The Prisons (Prison Offences) Regulations

      The Prisons (Prison Management) Regulations

NOTICES

THE PRISONS SERVICE (SPECIFICATION OF RANKS) NOTICE

(Section 3)

[15th November, 1997]

G.N. No. 722 of 1997

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Prisons Service (Specification of Ranks) Notice.

   2. The Tanzania Prisons Service shall consist of the following ranks of Senior and Subordinate Prison Officers which are hereby specified in order of seniority:

   Senior Prison Officers:

   – Principal Commissioner

   – Commissioner

   – Deputy Commissioner

   – Senior Assistant Commissioner

   – Assistant Commissioner

   – Senior Superintendent

   – Superintendent

   – Assistant Superintendent

   Subordinate Prison Officers:

   – Inspector

   – Assistant Inspector

   – Regimental Sergeant Major

   – Staff Sergeant

   – Corporal

   – Warder/Wardress

   – Recruit Warder/Wardress

   3. [Revokes the Prisons Service (Specification of Ranks) Notices No. 20 of 1968, No. 51 of 1969 and No. 683 of 1995.]

THE PRISONS (APPOINTMENT OF VISITING JUSTICES) NOTICES

(Section 101)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 141 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Kilimanjaro Region ) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 154 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justice) (West Lake Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 185 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Dodoma Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 193 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mara Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 195 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Ruvuma Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 214 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Singida Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 226 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mwanza Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 227 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justice) (Tabora Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 287 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Iringa Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 296 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Shinyanga Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 342 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Kigoma Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 343 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justice) (Kilimanjaro Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 368 of 1968

The Prison (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mtwara Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 369 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Morogoro Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 417 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Arusha Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 439 of 1968

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Tanga Region) Notice, 1968.

G.N. No. 84 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mbeya Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 95 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mwanza Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 127 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Arusha Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 148 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Dodoma Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 168 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Morogoro Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 200 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Singida Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 201 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (West Lake Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 237 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Ruvuma Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 267 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Tabora Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 270 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Morogoro Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 283 of 1969

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Iringa Region) Notice, 1969.

G.N. No. 50 of 1970

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Iringa Region) Notice, 1970.

G.N. No. 130 of 1970

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justice) (Morogoro Region) Notice, 1970.

G.N. No. 259 of 1970

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Shinyanga Region) Notice, 1970.

G.N. No. 294 of 1970

The Prisons (appointment of Visiting Justices) (Shinyanga Region) Notice, 1970.

G.N. No. 8 of 1970

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Dodoma Region) Notice, 1971.

G.N. No. 58 of 1970

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Pwani) Tangazo, 1972.

G.N. No. 258 of 1973

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) Tangazo, 1973.

G.N. No. 259 of 1973

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) Tangazo, 1973.

G.N. No. 260 of 1973

[Cancelled by G.N. No. 101 of 1983]

G.N. No. 110 of 1978

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro) Tangazo, 1978.

G.N. No. 48 of 1981

[Revoked by G.N. No. 457 of 1985]

G.N. No. 50 of 1981

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Iringa) Tangazo, 1981.

G.N. No. 102 of 1983

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Iringa Region) Notice, 1983.

G.N. No. 163 of 1983

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mara Region) Notice, 1983.

G.N. No. 164 of 1983

The Prisons (appointment of Visiting Justices) (Butimba Prison) Notice, 1983.

G.N. No. 188 of 1983

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Pwani) Tangazo, 1983.

G.N. No. 457 of 1985

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justice) (Singida Region) Notice, 1985.

G.N. No. 140 of 1987

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Arusha) Tangazo, 1987.

G.N. No. 306 of 1987

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Iringa Region) Notice, 1987.

G.N. No. 307 of 1987

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Singida Region) Notice, 1987.

G.N. No. 311 of 1987

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Pwani) Tangazo, 1987.

G.N. No. 799 of 1987

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Mbeya) Tangazo, 1987.

G.N. No. 800 of 1987

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam) Tangazo, 1987.

G.N. No. 801 of 1987

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Morogoro) Tangazo, 1987.

G.N. No. 135 of 1988

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Lindi Region) Notice, 1988.

G.N. No. 127 of 1990

The Prisons (Appointment of visiting Justices) (Dodoma Region) Notice, 1990.

G.N. No. 486 of 1990

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Tanga) Tangazo, 1990.

G.N. No. 487 of 1990

Magereza (Uteuzi wa Wakaguzi wa Magereza) (Mkoa wa Shinyanga) Tangazo, 1990.

G.N. No. 57 of 1992

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Arusha Region) Notice, 1992.

G.N. No. 58 of 1992

The Prisons (Appointment of Visiting Justices) (Mtwara Region) Notice, 1992.

ORDERS

THE PRISONS (CANCELLATION OF PRISON) (BAGAMOYO TOWNSHIP PRISON) ORDER

(Section 3)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 129 of 1973

The Prisons (Cancellation of Prison) (Bagamoyo Township Prison) Order.

THE PRISONS (GRANT OF REMISSION) ORDERS

(Section 5)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 2 of 1982

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 156 of 1982

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

THE PRISONS (DECLARATION OF PRISONS) ORDERS

(Section 23)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 139 of 1968

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (New Wame Prison for Young Offenders) Order.

G.N. No. 123 of 1969

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (Songwe Prison) Order.

G.N. No. 124 of 1969

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (Mkumbo Prisons Camp) Order.

G.N. No. 138 of 1969

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (Rwamurumba Prison) Order.

G.N. No. 190 of 1969

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (Kitai Prison) Order.

G.N. No. 277 of 1969

The Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) (Kingurungundwa Prison) Order.

(Section 45(1)(a))

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 680 of 1987

The Remission of Remainder of Sentence of Imprisonment, Order.

G.N. No. 182 of 1992

The Remission of Remainder of Sentence of Imprisonment, Order.

G.N. No. 183 of 1992

The Remission of Remainder of Sentence of Imprisonment, Order.

THE PRISONS (GRANT OF ADDITIONAL SPECIAL REMISSION) ORDERS

(Section 50)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 117 of 1976

The Prisons (Grant of Additional Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 29 of 1978

The Prisons (Grant of Additional Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 73 of 1980

The prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 169 of 1980

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 170 of 1980

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 29 of 1982

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 115 of 1982

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 55 of 1983

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 203 of 1983

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

(Section 50)

[Omitted.]

G.N. No. 227 of 1984

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 71 of 1986

The Prisons (Grant of Additional of Special Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 682 of 1986

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 279 of 1987

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 906 of 1988

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 99 of 1900

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 419 of 1990

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

G.N. No. 5 of 1991

The Prisons (Grant of Remission) Order.

REGULATIONS

THE PRISONS (RESTRAINT OF PRISONERS) REGULATIONS

(Section 105)

G.N. No. 18 of 1968

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Prisons (Restraint of Prisoners) Regulations.

2.   Restraint

   Where it is provided in the Prisons Act that a prisoner may be restrained, such restraint may be effected by one or more of the following means–

   (a)   body belt with handcuffs;

   (b)   body belt with leather cuffs;

   (c)   handcuffs;

   (d)   ankle straps; or

   (e)   leg irons.

3.   Type of restraint to be specified

   (1) When the Officer-in-charge makes an order for the restraint of any prisoner he shall specify which type of restraint shall be used and shall so soon after the carrying into effect of the order as is possible give notice to the medical officer:

   Provided that no notice shall be necessary–

   (i)   where the prisoner has been ordered to be restrained by means of handcuffs or ankle straps while he is being removed from one part of a prison to another or is being escorted or is working outside a prison; and

   (ii)   where the prisoner is receiving medical treatment in a hospital.

   (2) Upon receipt of the notice referred under regulation (3) the medical officer shall examine the prisoner and shall certify in the restraint register hereinafter that in his opinion the prisoner is, or is not, as the case may be, fit to be so restrained.

   (3) If the medical officer certifies that the prisoner is not fit to be so restrained the restraint shall be removed forthwith and the matter reported without delay by the officer-in-charge to the Commissioner.

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