ablislreb hg Bnthority.
VOL. 101.] SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968. [No. 10.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE 1946
(No. 22 of 1946.)
IN THE MATTER OF THE ACQUISITION by the Administrator in Council
of a certain parcel of land at Ocar, Bequia, in the Parish of the Grenadines.
'for a public purpose.
NOTICE OF ACQUISITION.
(Gazetted 20th February, 1968.)
WHEREAS it is enacted by Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Ordinance-
1946 (No. 22 of 1946) that if the Administrator in Council considers that any
land should be acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to
that effect to be made:
AND WHEREAS it was considered by the Administrator in Council that the
undermentioned parcel of land should be acquired for a public purpose, to wit,
the erection of an Electric Power Station:
AND WHEREAS by declaration published in the Gazette on the 3rd and 10th
days of October 1967 it was declared that the said parcel of land at Ocar, Bequia
in the Parish of the Grenadines the property of JAMEs R. JUTAGIR measuring
11,406 sq. ft. in area and bounded on the north by lands in the possession of the
Heirs of Rupert Jarvis, on the east by a Public Road, on the South by the Public
road to Hamilton and on the west by an allotment road was required for a
public purpose and should vest absolutely in the Crown upon the Second Publi-
cation of the said Declaration to that effect in the Gazette:
AND WHEREAS it was further declared and notified that a plan of the said
land bearing the number GR 1/80 and prepared by E. Stinson Campbell
Licensed Land Surveyor was lodged for inspection at all reasonable hours at
62 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.)
the Lands and Surveys Department of Kingstown in the Colony of St. Vincent
on the 24th day of August 1966.
Now THIS Is To REQUIRE all persons interested to render to the Authorised
Officer at the said Lands and Surveys Department within thirty days of the issue
of this notice a statement in writing signed by them or their Attorneys or Agents
setting forth the amounts and full particulars of their claim for compensation
in respect of their interest in the land here-in-before described distinguishing
the amounts under separate heads and showing how the amount claimed under
each head is calculated.
Dated at Kingstown this 12th day of December 1967.
CLIFFORD E. R. WILLIAMS,
The following Documents are pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette:-
S.R. & 0. No. 7,-The Prison Rules,
S.R. & 0. No. 8.-The Aid to Pioneer
Industries (Arnos Vale Industries
Limited) Production of Soap,
Edible Oils, Margarine and Stock
Feeds) Order, 1968.
20th February, 1968.
Applications are invited from per-
sons willing to serve as Cadet Public
Health Inspectors in the Medical De-
partment, St. Vincent.
2. Applicants should be between the
ages of 18 years and 25 years, and in
possession of the Cambridge Overseas
School Certificate or the General Cer-
tificate of Education, Ordinary level,
with at least three subjects including
English Language and Health Science.
3. Consideration will also be given
to applicants who have not obtained
either of the above-mentioned Certifi-
cates, but who show evidence of hav-
ing attained a reasonable standard of
education at post primary level. Such
candidates will however, be required
to pass a qualifying examination.
4. The Cadet will be under the direct
control and supervision of the Public
Health Superintendent, and will be
appointed on a temporary monthly
basis. Opportunity for further train-
ing leading to the Diploma of the
Royal Society for the Promotion of
Health is possible.
5. Salary will be paid at the rate
of $1,392 per annum in the scale
$1,392 X $84 $1,560 X $96 $2,040
X $120 $2,280.
6. Application with copies of Birth
Certificate, Educational Certificates
and two recent testimonials, one of
which should if possible, be from the
Headmaster of the School last attend-
ed by the candidate, are to be sub-
mitted to the Establishment Officer,
St. Vincent, before 29th February,
20th February, 1968.
VACANT POST OF PROGRAMME ASSISTANT,
Applications are invited to fill the
vacant post of Programme Assistant,
St. Vincent, Windward Islands Broad-
Qualifications: Minimum qualifica-
tions for entry into the Civil Service
or experience in modern broadcasting
Duties: To undertake preparation
and production of programmes, to
cover outside broadcasts on sporting
events and ceremonials and to perform
other duties as may be assigned.
Salary Scale:-$2,400 X 120-$2,880/
3,048 X 144 3,624 X 180 $3,984.
Travelling A 11 o w ance $50.00 per
Application must reach the Chief
Personnel Office, Public Service Com-
mission, St. George's Grenada not
later than 15th March, 1968.
20th February, 1968.
8th February, 1968.
VACANT POST OF DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
PROSECUTIONS, ST. KrTTs.
Applications. are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for appointment
to the post of Director of Public Pros-
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20
ecutions in the Legal Department, St.
2. Applicants should be qualified to
practise as an advocate in a Court
having unlimited jurisdiction in civil
and criminal matters in the Common-
wealth, and should be qualified for not
less than five years to practise as an
advocate or solicitor in such a court.
3. The salary of the post is $8,400
4. Applications together with two
recent testimonials should be address-
ed to The Establishment Officer, Estab-
lishment Office, Kingstown from whom
further particulars of the post can be
obtained, and should be submitted to
reach him not later than 20th March,
20th February, 1968.
VACANCY FOR POST OF WELFARE OFFICER,
EAST CARIBBEAN COMMISSION, LONDON.
Applications are invited from persons
with wide experience in welfare work or
with a degree or diploma in the Social
-Sciences for the post of Welfare Officer
in the East Caribbean Commission in
2. The basic salary of the post is
$7,200 (EC) per annum with an Over-
seas Allowance of $960 (EC) per annum.
The appointment will be on a contract
for a period of three years in the first
instance, and will be subject to termina-
tion on six months' notice on either side.
3. A gratuity at the rate of 12y2/%
of basic salary will be payable on the
satisfactory completion of the contract.
4. The officer will be responsible for
the welfare of students and migrants
and the placing of students in universi-
ties and other institutions of learning.
'The officer will also be required to un-
-dertake any duties assigned to him from
time to time by the Commissioner.
5. Living quarters are not provided
'but the officer will be paid a house allow-
ance of $1,200 (EC) per annum.
6. Applications on the prescribed
forms, accompanied by two (2) recent
testimonials, should be addressed to the
Executive Secretary West Indies (Asso-
ciated States) Council of Ministers,
Bridge Street, Castries, St. Lucia, to
reach him not later than 31st March
1968. Application forms and further
particulars may be obtained from the
Executive Secretary, the Secretariat,
St. Lucia, or from the Permanent Secre-
tary, Chief Minister's Office, Kingstown,
St. Vincent, and from the Eastern
Caribbean Commission, 10 Haymarket,
London S.W. 1.
23rd January, 1968.
0. E. LEIGERTWOOD,
20th February, 1968.
MINISTRY OF TRADE, PRODUCTION,
LABOUR AND TOURISM
It is hereby notified for general
information, that His Honour, the
Administrator of Saint Vincent was
informed by savingram dated 9 Aug-
ust, 1967 by the Right Honourable
the Secretary of State for Common-
wealth Affairs in the United Kingdom
that Her Majesty's Government had
deposited with the Director-General
of the International Labour Organ-
isation the instrument of ratification
in respect of International Labour
Convention No. 120 concerning
HYGIENE IN COMMERCE AND
2. It is now necessary for the Saint
Vincent Government to inform the
Secretary of State in which category
a declaration should be made in res-
pect of Saint Vincent.
Declarations may be made in the
following categories: (a) applied
without modification (b) applied with
modification (c) inapplicable (d) de-
3. The Convention is published as
a Supplement to this Gazette.
12th February, 1968.
INCOME TAX NOTICE.
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
The attention of the general public is
drawn to the fact that the new Income
Tax Ordinance, No. 21 of 1967, provides
FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.)
64 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.}
"Except in the case of deduction of
tax on payment of emoluments tax shall
be payable on the first day of July in
the year of assessment or within one
month of the date of issue of the notice
of assessment whichever shall be the
In view of these provisions every per-
son concerned is urged to comply with
the requirement to furnish the necessary
returns not later than March 31st, 1960.
In this connection it is pointed out
that failure or neglect to render any re-
turn or statement as required is an
offence under the above mentioned Or-
N. R. CUMMINGS,
Comptroller of Inland Revenue (Ag.).
The following articles will be put up
for Sale by Public Auction at Police
Headquarters, Kingstown on Saturday
16th March, 1968 at 1.00 p.m.
One National Panasonic Transistor
One Pye Transistor Radio
One National Transistor Radio
One Standard Radio
One Philip Transistor Radio
One Singer Transistor Radio
One Kodak Camera
One bottle Vermouth
One bottle Liqueur
One bottle Cherry
One bottle Brandy
One kitchen knife
One pair Ladies' slipper
One pair gents' brown Mocassin
One ladies Brooch
One Parker Pen
One Blue Banlon Jersey
One pair Ladies' Brown Spectacles
One pair Ladies Spectacles
One Ladies' Flowered Purse
One Gents' brown Wallet
One Ladies' pink Wallet
One Cream Safety Razor
One Gents' Black Wallet
One Ladies' Cream Wallet
One Ladies' Red Flowered Purse
One pair Gents' Shades
One Ladies' Grey Wallet
One Ladies' Blue Purse
One Ladies' White Purse
One Blie Fountain Pen
One Gents' Brown Wallet
One Ladies' Red Wallet
One Ladies' Rodania Wrist Watch
Two Silver Hub Caps
One Gents' Green Sun-shade
One Jaylon Banlon Jersey
One White Kay Shirt
One Blue Kay Shirt
One Ladies' Wingard Wrist Watch
One Ladies' Pernix Wrist Watch
One Gents' Ardarth Wrist Watch
One Ladies' Josmar Wrist Watch
One Ladies' Samba Wrist Watch
Seventy nine drinking Glasses
One Ladies' Flowered Purse
One Brown Wallet
One Ladies' Cream Wallet
One Ladies' Red Flowered Purse
One Ladies' White Purse
One Ladies' Blue Purse
One Gents' Brown Wallet
One Ladies' Red Purse
12th February, 1968.
Notice is hereby given that the
Chief of Police acting in accordance
with the provisions of Section 13 (3)
of Ordinance No. 30 of 1956, has.
approved the use of Messrs Inter-
national Trading and Transport Co.
Inc., Calliaqua for the storage of L.P.
The amount stored at any one time
shall not exceed twenty-five tons.
S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
20th February, 1968.
WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED
STATES SUPREME COURT
IN THE HIGH COURT
(ST. VINCENT CICUrr)
Suit No. 65/1964
THE GRANDSABLE ESTATES
LEONORA GLASGOW -Defendant
It is heheby notified for General in-
formation that the undermentioned
Chattel, the property of the above-
named Defendant and levied upon by
virtue of a Writ of Seizure and sale
issued in the above Suit will be put up
for sale by Public Auction at the Court
House, Kingstown on Saturday 2nd
March 1968, at 10.00 o'clock in the fore-
That is to say:
5 Ware Plates
1 Enamel Plate
2 Dozen Glasses
1 Dozen Saucers
2 Morris Chairs
2 Sitting Chairs
1 Dining Table
1 Board House.
A. T. WOODS,
Registrar Supreme Court (A.g)..
15th February, 1968.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.) 65
UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENCES ORDINANCE NO. 11 OF 1948
It is hereby notified for general information that the QUARTERLY
LIQUOR LICENSING SESSION will be held in the undermentioned Parishes
for the purpose of hearing applications from New Applicants in their re-
spective Parishes, for the granting of Certificates in accordance with the
provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinance, No. 11 of 1948, at the times and
places stated hereunder:-
St. Andrew & St. George
The Grenadines (Bequia)
The Grenadines (Canouan)
The Grenadines (Union Island)
Time and Place of Session
At the Court House at Paul's Lot,
Kingstown on Saturday the 30th
March, 1968 at 9.00 a.m.
At the Court House, Georgetown, on
Monday, 18th March, 1968 at 10.00
At the Court House, Chateaubelair,
on Thursday 28th March, 1968 at
at 10.00 a.m.
At the Court House, Barrouallie, on
Wednesday 14th March, 1968 at
.At the Court House, Port Elizabeth
on Friday 12th March 1968 at
.. At the Court House, Canouan, on
Friday 12th March 1968 at 10.00 a.m.
.At the Court House, Clifton on
Friday the 22nd March, 1968 at
Notices of intention to oppose the grant of any Certificates stating in
general terms the grounds of opposition, must be served upon the applicant
and upon the Magistrates not later than seven days before the date fixed for the
holding of the Licensing Session.
S. A. BROWNE,
L. A. D. WILLIAMS,
PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS FOR NEW CERTIFICATES
Names of Applicants
T. B. Mason
Comm. Agent Kingstown
Business Man Canouan
* Transfer of name of Licencee.
66 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.)
THE WEST INDIES ASSOCIATED STATES
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL
APPEALS AND MOTIONS FROM THE HIGH COURT DISPOSED OF
FROM 24TH APRIL, 1967-31sT DECEMBER, 1967
Appeals Motions Appeals Motions
Grenada .. 4 1 5
St. Vincent .. 8 4 -
St. Lucia .. 6 1 1 2
Dominica .. 6 1 -
Antigua .. 10 1 1 -
St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla 7 4
Br. Virgin Islands .. 3 2 1 -
Total .. 44 5 17 2
Note:-The foregoing does not include summonses in Chambers, Magisterial
Appeals or Appeals from Courts of Summary Jurisdiction.
E. C. WILKINSON,
9th February, 1968.
Reguations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY, 1968, between the hours of 3.00 p.m. and
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 1968, between the hours of 3.00 p.m. and
MOTOR VEHICLES ENTERING VICTORIA PARK
Vehicles will enter Vietoria Park by way of North River Road and Peebles
MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT FROM VICTORIA PARK
Exit will be by way of Bentiiik square and Rtad to Leeward.
POLICE ARE UNDER STRICT INSTRUCTIONS TO ENFORCE
THESE REGULATIONS DURING THE TIMES THEY APPLY.
S. A. ANDElM iOT,
Ctft of Ponee.
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.)
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, 1968
QUEEN'S CARNIVAL COMPETITION-RUSSELL'S CINEMA
Regulations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, 1968, between the hours of 7.00 p.m. and
Vehicles entering Stoney Ground on the abovementioned date and time will
conform to a system of one-way traffic which has been arranged.
MOTOR VEHICLES ENTRY
Vehicles will enter Stoney Ground by way of North River Road.
MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT
Exit will be by Road to Leeward.
ONE WAY TRAFFIC
OLD MONTROBE ROAD: between Peebles Bridge and junction to Hon.
J. L. Eustace residence. SOUTH TO NORTH ONLY.
STONEY GROUND ROAD: between Old Montrose Road and Road to
Leeward. EAST TO WEST ONLY.
POLICE ARE UNDER STRICT INSTRUCTIONS TO ENFORCE
THESE REGULATIONS DURING THE TIME THEY APPLY.
S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of PAUoe.
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY,1968.
Permission is hereby- granted by the Chief of Police for Bands to perform
through the streets of Kingstown during Carnival Tuesday 27th February,
1968, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. These Bands will conform to a.
system of One Way Traffic which has been arranged.
S. A. ANBERSON,
Chief of Police.
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY, 1968
MOTOR VEHICLES ENTRY INTO VICTORIA PARK
Vehicles will enter Victoria Park by way of North River Road and Peebles
MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT FROM VICTORIA PARK
Exit will be by.Bentinck Square and Road to Leeward.
Buses and trucks not carrying advertising bands will park in the open
space behind the General Hospital Annex.
Baes and trucks carrying advertising bands will enter through the western
gate, drop performers, and exit as directed by the Police.
Leeward Buses will park on the Park Stand on the Eastern side of South
Windward Buses will park on the open space of land South of Bay Stpeet,
formerly used by Geest Industries.
68 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.)
Taxis which usually park on the Park Stand on Hillsboro Street will park
on the Park Stand on the Eastern Side of the Court House.
Between the hours of 1.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. the following streets will be
closed to all Vehicular Traffic.
(1) HALIFAX AND GRANBY STREETS (BACK STREET) BE-
TWEEN FORESTERS CORNER AND HILLSBORO STREET EAST
(2) BAY STREET-BETWEEN JAMES STREET AND HILLSBORO
BANDS ONLY WILL BE PERMITTED ALONG THESE STREETS
DURING THE PERIODS STATED.
ONE WAY TRAFFIC-BANDS ONLY
BACK STREET between the corner of Hillsboro
Street East (U.T.L. CORNER) and Foresters Corner.. WEST TO EAST
BAY STREEi' between Hillsboro Street and James
Street .. EAST TO WEST
ONE WAY TRAFFIC-VEHICLES AND BANDS
Between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. the following roads will be ONE
TYRELL, GRENVILLE AND HALIFAX STREETS
(BACK STREET) between the corners of the un-
named street near Mr. Connell's residence and White
Chapel (U.T.L. CORNER)
MIDDLE STREET, between James Street and the
unnamed street near Mr. Connell's residence
BAY STREET, between Hillsboro Street and the un-
named Street near Mr. Connell's residence
UNNAMED STREET NEAR MR. CONNELL'S
MELVILLE STREET :.
HILLSBOLO STREET, between Middle Street and
Bay Street ...
HILLSBORO STREET (EAST AND WEST) be-
tween Middle Street and Halifax Street
SOUTH RIVER ROAD
McKIES HILL ROAD, between Lyric Trading Co.,
and Judges Bridge :.:
*" -r.-.- r'*"1' ~ e .
PAUL'S LOT ROAD, between C.D.C. and Halifax
FERNSIDE ROAD, between North River Road and
Paul's Avenue Road
WEST TO EAST
EAST TO WEST
EAST TO WEST
NORTH TO SOUTH
(Back to Bay Street)
SOUTH TO NORTH
(Bay to Back Street)
NORTH TO SOUTH
(Back to Bay Street)
SOUTH TO NORTH
(Bay to Back Street)
NORTH TO SOUTH
(Middle to Bay St.)
No Entry except
Police and Fire
NORTH TO SOUTH
(Back to Bay Street)
SOUTH TO NORTH
(Bay to Back Street)
NORTH TO SOUTH
(Back to Bay Street)
SSOUTH TO NORTH
(i.e. from Lyric to
NORTH TO SOUTH
WEST TO EAST
SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 1968.-(No. 10.) 69
WINDWARD VEHICLES EXIT
PLEASE NOTE THAT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1 P.M. AND
8 P.M. VEHICLES PROCEEDING TO THE WINDWARD SIDE CAN
ONLY DO SO BY WAY OF McKIES HILL.
POLICE ARE UNDER STRICT INSTRUCTIONS TO ENFORCE
THESE REGULATIONS DURING THE TIMES THEY APPLY.
S. A. ANDERSON,
Chief of Police.
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT
MINISTRY OF TRADE,
PRODUCTION, LABOUR AND
T he attention of Owners (their attor-
neys, agents and Managers) of SHOPS
is drawn to the SHOPS (HOURS OF
OPENING AND EMPLOYMENT)
ORDINANCE, 1942, as amended, and,
in particular, to Sections 12 and 13 of
the Ordinance which read as follows:-
"Books to be kept
12. There shall be kept in every
shop or store or place of trade or busi-
ness in respect of which an Order un-
der this Ordinance is in force, a book
in which shall be entered daily the
time or times during which every shop
assistant had been employed in such
Penalties for breach of Orders.
13. (2) Whoever, being the owner
or the attorney, agent or manager of
such owner, of the shop or store or
place of trade or business in respect
of which an Order under this Ordin-
ance is in force . . .
(c) fails to keep a book in accord-
ance with the provisions of sec-
tion 12 of this Ordinance, shall
be liable on summary conviction
to a penalty not exceeding ten
2. The following Orders made under
this Ordinance are in force:
The Shops (Hours of Opening and Em-
ployment) Order, 1963 (S.R. & O.
1963, No. 8).
The Shops (Hours of Opening and
Employment) (Amendment) Or-
der, 1963, (S.R. & O. 1963, No. 30).
20th February, 1968.
DEPARTMENT. OF AGRICULTURE.
SALE OF ANIMALS.
The undermentioned animals are of-
fered for sale to the General Public and
may be seen at the Camden Park Experi-
ment Station on any week-day:-
Breed Date of
Half-Bred Holstein 31.10.65
Pure-Bred ,, 20. 4.66
Half-Bred ,, 30. 9.67
Half-Bred ,, 13.10.67
Half-Bred ,, 27.10.67
Half-Bred ,, 5.11.67
2 Barren sows and 2 castrated Boars.
15th February, 1968.
POST OFFICE NOTICE
It is hereby notified for general infor-
mation that Kenya, Tanzania (including
Zanzibar) and Uganda have ceased to
pay British Postal Orders.
These countries are therefore with-
drawn from the British Postal Order
M. M. SCOTT,
19th February, 1968.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OPPICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
[ Price 30 cents. 1
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1968, No. 7.
(Gazetted 20th February, 1968.) JUN 1911
1. Short title. These Rules may be cited as the Prison Rules, 1968.
2. Interpretation. In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires-
'legal adviser" means in relation to a -prisoner, the prisoner's counsel
or solicitor, and includes a clerk authorised by .his counsel or solicitor
to interview the prisoner.
"Minister" means the member of the Executive Council for the time being
charged with the administration of the subject of SQeial Services.
"the prison" means any house, building, enclosure or place .declared :to
be a prison under section 3 of the Ordinance.
"Ordinance" means the Prisons Ordinance, 1967, (No. -30 of 1967),.
"Superintendent" means the person appointed to be the Superintendent
of Prisonsunder section 5 of the Ordinance.
GENERAL RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS.
-3. Reception Interview. At the prison the SuperintendeAt shall inter-
view every prisoner as soon as possible after his reception into prison and
consider what arrangements are to be made for his work and training.
4. Classification. The Superintendent shall also as soon as possible
after his reception classify the prisoner as far as possible in accordance with the
following paragraphs -of this rule:-
(i) Prisonersers der 21 rears of age shall be placed in the Young pris.
owners' ClA. '
i ? /
(ii) Prisoners of 21 years of age and over who have not been previously
in, prison on conviction shall be placed in the Star Class unless the
Superintendent 'considers that, in view of their record or character,
they are likely to have a bad influence on others. The Superintendent
may also place in the Star Class a prisoner of 21 years of age and
over who has previously been in prison on conviction, if satisfied,
having- regard to the nature of the previous offence, or to the length of
.time since it was committed, or to the prisoner's general record and
character, that he is not likely to have a bad influence on others.
(iii) Other convicted prisoners shall be placed ih the, Ordinary Class.
(iv) (a) The Superintendent may in his discretion at any time remove
from the Star Class to the Ordinary Class a prisoner whose
character has shown him to be unfit to associate with other
prisoners of the Star Class.
(b) The Superintendent may in his discretion at any tine remove
from the Young Prisoners' Class a prisoner of 17 years of age
or over whom he regards as unsuitable by character for that
class, and may place him in the Star Class.
5. Privileges. (1) The Minister on the recommendation of the Visiting
Justices, shall, in the interest of good conduct and training, establish at the
prison such system or systems of privileges as may be appropriate for different
classes of prisoners.
-(2) 'Every such system shall include arrangements'under which sums of
money paid to prisoners under these Rules (may be spent on such articles
and under such conditions as the Visiting Justices may determine.
6. Stages. (1) There shall be three stages: First, Second and Third.
Every prisoner shall pass through these stages or through as many of them as
the term of his imprisonment-admits. The promotion of a prisoner from stage
to stage shall be gained by industry and good conduct. '
(2) The Superintendent shall have the power to postpone promotion of
any prisoner to a higher stage or' to reduce such prisoner to a lower stage if
he thinks that misconduct or lack of industry on the part of the prisoner war-
rants such action.
First Stage. Prisoners, on admission, shall be put in the First Stage for
the first three months of their sentence. They shall wear ordinary prison dress
and be treated in accordance with the General Rules for prisoners. They shall
be allowed to earn other privileges which the Superintendent may accord to
prisoners in this stage.
Second Sta e. Prisoners, after having served the first three months of
their sentence, shall be promoted to the Second Stage and shall remain therein
until they shall have served the first nine months of their sentence. They shall
wear ordinary prison dress with the addition of one blue stripe on the left sleeve
above the elbow. They shall be eligible- for all privileges accorded to prisoners
in the First Stage and any additional privilege which the Superintendent may
accord to prisoners in this stage.
Third Stage. Prisoners, after having served the first nine months of
their sentence, shall be promoted to the Third Stage and shall remain therein
for the remainder of their sentence. They shall wear ordinary prison dress with
the addition of two blue stripes on the left sleeve. They shall be eligible for
all the privileges accorded to prisoners in the Second 'Stage and any additional
privileges which the Superintendent may accord to prisoners in this stage.
7. Selection of prisoners as Orderlies, etc. Prisoners employed as
orderlies, gardeners, etc., not under constant supervision shall be selected by the
Superintendent from among the star class or the Third Stage. Each prisoner
so selected will give his word of honour to the Superintendent to obey all rules,
to put his best efforts into -his work, and to conduct himself properly in every
way in return for the privilege of being trusted. While so employed prisoners
will wear a red band around the right arm.
8. Women prisoners. The routine, conditions, training and privileges
of women prisoners shall not be less favourable than those of the male prisoners of
9. 'Sleeping accommodation. (1) No sleeping accommodation fpr
prisoners shall be used unless it is certified to the Administrator by the Prison
Medical Officer to be of such size and to be lighted, ventilated and fitted in
such manner as is requisite for health; and subject to the availability df funds.
When such accommodation is locked it shall be furnished with the means of
enabling prisoners to communicate at any time with an officer. The certificate
shall specify the maximum number of prisoners to be accommodated at any
one time in such a room or ward and the number so specified shall tot be
exceeded without the Administratoi's authority. If the certificate of any cell,
room or ward so used is cancelled that accommodation may npt be used for sleep-
ing unless it is again certified.
(2) Where sleeping accommodation is in cells, each prisoner shall occupy
a cell by himself: Provided that where it is necessary for special reasons, the
Prison Medical Officer may authorise the accommodating of not more than three
prisoners in a cell.
10. Cell Furniture. Every prisoner shall be supplied with-
(i) a wooden bunk.
(ii) a blanket.
(iii) a pillow.
(iv) a water container.
(v) a covered chamber or covered slop pail, or night access to a latrine.
Additional bedding shall be supplied on the recommendation of the Prison
11. Cell Lighting. Cells shall be individually lighted so as to permit
of reading or working up to a reasonable hour.
12. Womei'sFPrison. (1) In a prison for both- men and women the
whole of the premises allocated to women shall be entirely separated and shall
be secured by locks different from those used in the men's prison.
(2) The keys of the premises allocated to women shall be under the control
of female officers, and no male officer shall enter the premises except on duty
and in -the company of a female officer.
13. Fire Precautions. (1) AlL due precautions shall be taken against
fire as advised by the Chief of Police.
(2) The Chief of Police shall inspect fire-fighting appliances and equip-
ment not less than thrice annually, witness fire-drill and make an annual report
to the Adninistrator.
(3) A set of rules and instructions governing fire precautions and fire
drill shall be kept prominently'posted in the prison and in every section of a
RECEPTION, REMQVAL AND DISCHARGE.
14. Committal Form. Before any prisoner shall be received into the
prison the usual -form of committal, properly filled up in all its' parts, shall
be put intb the hands of the Superintendent or other officer in charge.
15. Time of Admission. Prisoners shall not be received at'the prison
earlier fhan 6.00 a.m. or later than 5.00 p.m. or on any Sunday, Christmas Day
or Good Friday, except with the special permission of the Superintendent.
16. Search. (1) Every prisoner shall be searched when taken into
custody by an officer, on reception into the prison, and at such subsequent times
as are directed by the Superintendent or an officer acting under the authority
of the Superintendent, and'all unauthorised articles shall be taken from him.
(2) The searching of a prisoner shall be conducted in as seemly a manner
as is consistent with the necessity of discovering any concealed article.
(3) No prisoner shall be stripped and searched in the sight of another
(4) A prisoner shall be searched only by officers of the same sex as the
17. Retention of Property. All money, clothing, or-other effects belong-
ing to a prisoner which he is not allowed to retain shall be placed in the
custody of the Superintendent who shall keep an inventory thereof, which
shall be signed by the prisoner. Where the prisoner cannot write his signa-
ture shall be by his mark witnessed by a-member of the prison staff.
18. Recording of particulars. The name, age, height, weight, particular
marks, and such other measurements and particulars as may be required in
regard to a prisoner shall upon his reception, and from time to time, be re-
corded in such manner as the Superiniendent determines.
19. Photographs and Fingerprints. (1) A prisoner may, be photo-
graphed on reception and subsequently, but no copy of a photograph shall
be given to a person who is not authorisedG to receive it.
(2) The finger-prints of a prisoner may be taken on reception and sub-
sequently, but no copy of the finger-prints shall be given to a person -who is
not authorised to receive it.
20. Baths. Every prisoner shall, unless exempted by the Superin-
tendent or Medical Officer, take a bath on reception, and at such time there-
after as may be ordered by the Superintendent.'
21. Medical Examination. Every prisoner shall, on the day of his
reception, or as soon-as possible after his reception, be separately examined
by the Medical Officer, who shall record the state of health of the prisoner
and such other particulars as may be directed:
Provided that when a prisoner is received too late to be examined on the
same day he shall be examined ;as soon as possible -on the next day, and in
any case within twenty-four hours of reception.
22. Babies. Subject to such conditions as the Medical- Offier determines
a woman prisoner may have her baby with her in prison during the normal
period of lactation and longer if required in special circumstances, and the
baby shall be supplied with clothing and necessaries at the public expense.
INFORMATION TO PRISONERS.
23. Reading of Prison Rules.' An abstract of the Prison Rules relating
to the discipline, conduct and treatment of prisoners shall be read to prisoners
on admission aid once in each month.
/ REMOVAL AND DISCHARGE.
24. Custody during removal. A prisoner whom the Administrator has
directed to be taken to any place shall while outside the prison be kept in the
custody of a member of the prison staff:
Provided that a prisoner directed to be brought before a Court of Sum-
mary Jurisdiction may while outside the prison be in the custody of police
25. Protection from Public View. When prisoners are being removed
to or from prison, they shall be exposed to public view as little as possible,
and the proper safeguards shall be adopted to protect them from insult or
26. Final Interview with he Superintendent. Every prisoner shall
before discharge or removal to another prison be interviewed by the Superin-
27. Final Interview with Medical Officer. (1) Every prisoner shall
at as short a time as is practicable before discharge, or 'removal to another
prison, be examined by the Medical Officer.
(2) A prisoner shall not be removed to another prison unless the Medical
Officer certifies that he is fit for removal.
(3) A prisoner due for discharge who is suffering from an acute or
dangerous illness, shall unless he refuses to stay, not be sent out of prison
until in the opinion of 'the Medical Officer it is'safe to send him out.
28. Return of Clothes. On the discharge of a prisoner, his own clothes
shall be returned to him unless it has been found necessary to destroy or
otherwise dispose of them, in which case proper clothing shall be provided
at the public expense.
2A. Time of Release. A prisoner shall be released on the day on which
his sentence expires. A prisoner whose sentence will expire on a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or public holiday shall be released on the pre-
vious day; the normal hour of release shall be 12 o'clock nbon for residents
in the town of Kingstown -and 10 o'clock a.m. for residents elsewhere.
30. Aid on Discharge. Subject to the provision of the necessary funds
there shall be a fund from which prisoners are assisted on discharge, accord-
ing to their needs and prospects of rehabilitation. It shall be administered
by the Superintendent.
DEATHS OF PRISONERS.
31. The Medical Officer shall keep a record of the death of any prisoner
which shall include the following particulars:
At what time the .deceased was taken ill, when the illness was first
notified to the Medical Officer, the nature of the illness, when the prisoner
died, and an account of the appearance after death (in cases where a
post mortem examination is made) together with any special, remarks
that appear to him to be required.
32. Upon the death of a prisoner the Superintendent shall give immed-
iate notice thereof to the Coroner having jurisdiction, to the Board-of Visiting
Justices, and to the Administrator.
33. Delivery of Body. Whenever the relatives or friends of a prisoner
who has died in prison, other than the relatives or friends .of a prisoner who
has been executed, are desirous of having the body of such prisoner delivered
to them for burial, they shall apply to the Superintendent, who, after ascer-
taining from the Prison Medical Officer that it would not be injurious to public
health to grant such request, may deliver up the body and it shall be taken
away from the prison in a decent manner.
DISCIPLINE AND CONTROL.
34. General Principles. The rules in this section shall be applied, due
allowance being made for the differences of character and response to disci-
pline of. different types of prisoners in accordance with the following prin-
(i) discipline and order shall be maintained with firmness, but with
no, more restriction than is required for safe custody and well
ordered community life;
(ii) in the control of prisoners, officers shall seek to 'influence them
through-their own example and leadership, and to enlist their willing
(iii) at all times the treatment, of prisoners shall be. such as to encourage
their self-respect and a sense of personal responsibility.
35. Supervision by the Superintendent. (1) The Superintendent shall
exercise a close and constant personal supervision of the whole prison. He
shall visit and inspect daily all the parts of the prison where prisoners are
working or accommodated, and shall give special attention to every prisoner
who is a hospital patient or under restraint or undergoing cellular confine-
ment or upon restricted diet No. 1.
(2) At least twice a fortnight the Superintendent shall during the night
visit the prison at an uncertain- hour between 11.00- p.m, and 5.00 a.m., and
satisfy himself as to its state.
PERFORMANCE OF SUPERINTENDENT'S DUTIES BY OTHER PERSONS.
36. The Superintendent may delegate to an Assistant Superintendent
or to the Chief Officer such duties as fromstime to time the Administrator in
his discretion may approve.
37. Supervision etc., of Women. Women prisoners shall be attended
only by women officeIs and if working under the direction of- a male instructor
shall be supervised by a woman officer.
38. Matron. (1) Where part of a prison is set aside for women that
part shall be in the charge of a matron who shall have the pare and superinten-
dence of all women prisoners. The keys of all the locks of that part of the prison
shall be -in her custody.
(2) She shall exercise a close and constant personal supervision over the
whole of the women's prison; she shall visit and inspect daily all parts of the
prison where women prisoners are working or accommodated, and she shall
give special attention to every woman prisoner who is sick or undergoing cellular
confinement or upon restricted diet No. 1.
(3) At least twice a fortnight she shall during the night visit the women's
prison at an uncertain hour between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and satisfy herself as
to its state.
(4) Whenevershe is absent her duties shall-be performed by a qualified
woman officer approved by the Superintendent, and that officer shall have all
the powers and perform all the duties of the Matron.
39. Use of Force.. (1) No officer in dealing with prisoners shall use
force unnecessarily, and, when the application of force to a prisoner is necessary,
no more force than is necessary shall be used.
(2) No officer shall deliberately act in a manner calculated to provoke
40. Prisoners not to hold disciplinary posts. No prisoner shall be em-
ployed in any disciplinary capacity, but prisoners carefully selected by the
Superintendent may be given positions of responsibility and leadership within
such limits as the Superintendent may determine.
41. Temporary work in cell. (1) If at any time it appears to the Board
of Visiting Justices that it is desirable for the maintenance of good order or
discipline or in the interest of a prisoner that that prisoner should not work
in association, with others, the Superintendent may be authorised to arrange
for that prisoner to work, temporarily in a cell and not in association.
(2) It shall be within thediscretion of the Superintendent to arrange
for such a prisoner again to work in association whenever he considers this
desirable, and he shall do so in any case if-the Medical Officer so advises on
medical grounds, or at the expiration of one month, unless further authority
is given from month to month by the Board of Visiting Justices.
42. Conditions of remitting sentence. (1) A prisoner sentenced to im-
prisonment whether by one sentence or by consecutive sentences-for a period
exceeding one month may by good conduct and industry become eligible for
discharge when a portion of his sentence not exceeding one-third of the whole
sentence ,has yet to run.
Provided that in no case shall any-remission granted result in the release
of a prisoner until he has served one calendar month.
And further provided that in no case shall any remission be granted to
a prisoner sentenced to imprisonment for life.
(2) For the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of subsection (1)
of this .rule each prisoner on admission shall be credited with the full amount
of remission to which he would be entitled at the end of his sentence if he lost
or forfeited no such remission.
(3) A prisoner may lose remission as a result of the forfeiture of such
remission for an offence against prison discipline and shall not earn any re-
mission in-respect of any period-
(i) spent in hospital through his own fault or while malingering; or
(ii) while undergoing confinement as a punishment in a, separate cell.
(4) The Superintendent shall have power to restore forfeited remission
in whole or, in part"
43. Grant of extra remission. Extra remission may be granted to any
prisoner by the Administrator acting in his discretion, on the recommendation
of,the Superintendent for any special service.
44. Life sentence. The case of every prisoner serving a life sentence
shall be reviewed by the Administrator acting in his discretion. The first review
shall take place at the end of twelVe months and thereafter every four years
from the date of sentence.
45. Review of sentence. The case of every prisoner of 20 years and
over serving a fixed sentence shall be first reviewed bythe Administrator acting
in his discretion, at the end of four years from the date of sentence, and there-
after at two-yearly intervals: Provided that in the case of a prisoner under
20 years of age. at the time of his offence, his sentence shall be reviewed- annually.
OFFENCES AGAINST DISCIPLINE.
46. Superintendent to deal with reports. No reports against a prisoner
shall be dealt with by any officer except the Superintendent or an officer who
by virtue of rule 36 has authority to deal with such reports.
47. Separation of reported prisoner. When a prisoner has been re-
ported for an offence the Superintendent may order him to be kept apart from
other prisoners pending adjudication.
48. Information to reported prisoner. A prisoner shall, before a report
against him is dealt with, be informed of the offence for which he has been
reported and shall be given a proper opportunity of hearingthe' facts alleged
against him and of presenting his case.
49. Unauthorised articles. The Superintendent may deprive a prisoner
of'any unauthorized article found in his cell or in his possession.
50. Offences. A prisoner shall be guilty of an offence against discipline
(i) -Disobeys any lawful order of the -Superintendent pr of any other
member of the prison staff or any prison rule.
(ii) ,Treats with disrespect. any officer or any. person authorised to
visit the prisoii-.
(iii) Is idle, careless or negligent' at work, or refuses to, work.
(iv) Uses any abusive, insolent, threatening,, or other improper lan-
-(v) Is indecent in language, act-or gesture.
(vi) Commits any -assault.
(vii) Gommunicates with another prisoner without -authority. L
(viii) Leaves his cell or place of work or other appointed place without
(ix) Wilfully disfigures or damages any part of the prison or any
property which is not his own.
(x) Commits any nuisance.
(xi) Has in his cell or possession any unauthorized article or attempts
to obtain such an article.
(xii)'.Gives to or receives from any person any unauthorized article.
(xiii) Escapes from prison or from legal custody:
(xiv) IAutinies or incites other prisoners to mutiny.
(xv) Commits gross personal violence against an officer.
(xvi) Commits gross persoAal violence against another inmate.
(xvii)- Makes repeated ind groundless complaints.
(xviii) -Makes any false and malicious allegations against any member
of the prison staff.
(xix) In any way offends against goodArder and discipline.
(xx) Attempts to do'any of the foregoing things..
51, Investigation of offences and awards' by Superintendent. (1) Save
as provided by rules' 52 and '53 the Superintendent shall investigate every
offence against discipline and may determine thereupon and make one or
more of the awards provided in section 40 of the Ordinance.
(2) Every offence against, discipline shall be reported forthwith, and'
the Supeiintendent shall investigate such reports not later than the following
day, unless that- day is a Sunday-or a public holiday.
(3) Restricted diets shall be of the kind prescribed-in Schedule B to
52,. Investigations and awardsby Vsiting Justices. (1) Where a prison-
er is reported for any grave prison offence other than the offences provided
in paragraphs (1) and (3) of section 39 of the Ordinance for which such
award as the Superintendent is authorised to make is deemed insufficient, the
Superintendent shall, after investigation, report the offence to 'the Board of
Visiting Justices or to an ex-officio Visiting* Justice. Two Visiting Justices
or an ex-officio Visiting Justice shall enquire into the report and shall de-
termine thereupon, and may make one or more of the awards provided in
section 39 of the Ordinance.
(2) Restricted diets .shall be of the kind prescribed in Schedule B to
53. Especially grave offences. (1) Where a prisoner is reported for
one of the following offences namely:-
(i) mutiny or incitement to mutiny;
(ii) gross personal violence to any member of the prison staff or the
the Superintendent shall forthwith report the same to the Board of Visiting
Justices and two Visiting Justices or an ex officio Visiting Justice shall inquire
into the charges on oath and shall determine thereupon, and for this purpose
may make one or more of the awards set out in section 39 of the Ordinance
and in the case of a male prisoner may order, subject to the restrictions im-
posed by section 41 of the Ordinance corporal punishment in addition to or
instead of any such awards.
(2) Where an order foi the infliction of corporal punishment is made,
the order shall specify the number of strokes and the instrument with which
they are to be inflicted and shall be recorded in such manner as the Adminis-
trator may determine.
(3) Visiting Justices or an cx officio Visiting Justice may, when making
an order for the infliction of corporal punishment, make sidh awards, being
awards set out in section 39 of the Ordinance as they consider or he considers
ought properly to be made as alternative awards in the event of the Admin-
istrator refusing to approve the order for the infliction of corporal punish-
54. Corporal Punishment. (1) All corporal punishments shall be
attended by the Superintendent and the Medical Officer.
(2) The Medical Officer shall immediately before the punishment is in-
flicted examine the prisoner and satisfy himself that he is both mentally and
physically fit to-undergo the punishment, and shall make such recommenda-
tions for preventing injury to the prisoner's health as he may deem necessary,
and the Superintendent shall carry such recommendations into effect.
(3) At any time after the infliction of the punishment has begun the
Medical Officer may, if he deems it necessary in oider to prevent injury to
the prisoner's health, recommend that no further punishment be inflicted, and
the Superintendent shall thereupon remit the remainder of the punishment.
(4) The Superintendent shall enter in the corporal punishment book
the number of strokes inflicted and any remission which he may have ordered.
(5) Every instrument used for the infliction of corporal punishment
shall be of a.pattern approved by the Administrator.
55. Medical Certificate and visits by Superintendent, etc. (1) Cellular
confinement, corporal, punishment, or restriction of diet shall in no case be
awarded unless the Medical Officer has certified that the prisoner is in a fit
condition of health to sustain it.
(2) Every prisoner undergoing cellular confinement or subjected to
restricted diet No. 1 shall be visited at least once a day by the Superintendent
and the Medical Officer, and if he is undergoing cellular confinement he shall
be visited by an officer appointed for that purpose at intervals of not less
than three hours during the day.
56. Remission and mitigation of awards. (1) A disciplinary award may
be remitted or mitigated by the Administrator acting in his:discretion.
42) A disciplinary award under rule 51 or any such award other than
forfeiture of remission of sentence under rule 42 may be determined or
mitigated at any time during the currency thereof by the authority respon-
sible for the award.
57. Mechanical restraints. (1) Mechanical restraints shall not be used
as a punishment or for any purpose other than safe custody during removal,
except on medical grounds by direction of the Medical Officer, or in the cir-
cumstances and under the conditions stated in the following paragraphs of
(2) When it-appears to the Superintendent that it-is necessary to place
a prisoner under mechanical restraint in order to prevent him injuring him-
self or others, or damaging property, or creating a disturbance, the Superin-
tendent may order him to be placed under mechanical restraint, and notice
thereof shall 'forthwith be given to the Visiting Justices and to the Medical
(3) The Medical Officer, on receipt of the aforesaid notice, shall forth-
with, inform the Superintendent whether he concurs with the order, and if
on medical grounds he does not concur the Superintendent shall act in ac-
c6rdance with any recommendations which he makes.
(4) No prisoner shall be kept under mechanical restraint longer than is
necessary, or for a longer period than twenty-four hours unless an order in
writing from a Justice of the Peace who is a member of the Board of Visiting
Justices is given, specifying the cause thereof and the time during which the
prisoner is to- be so kept, whi6h order shall be preserved by the Superinten-
dent as his warrant.
(5) Particulars of every case of mechanical restraint shall be forthwith
recorded by the Superintendent.
(6) No mechanical means of restraint shall be used except of such
patterns and in such manner and under such conditions as may be approved
by the Administrator.
58. Temporary confinement. The Superintendent may order any re-
fractory or violent prisoner to be temporarily confined in .a special cell certi-
fied for the purpose in the same manner as cells to which rule 9 applies, but
no prisoner shall be confined in such a cell ak a punishment or after he has
ceased to be refractory or violent.
COMPLAINTS BY PRISONERS.
59. Complaints to be recorded and,put forward. (1) Arrangements
shall be made that every request by a prisoner to see the Superintendent or the
Visiting Justices shall be recorded by the officer to whom it is made and con-
veyed without delay to the Superintendent.
(2) Th'e Superintendent shall at a convenient hour on everyday, other
than Sundays and public holidays, hear the applications of all prisoners who
have made a request to see him, and shall inform the Visiting Justices who
visits the. prison of every request by a prisoner to see the Visiting Justices.
60. Prohibited articles generally. No person shall without authority
convey into or throw-ihto or deposit.in a prison, or convey or throw out of
prison, or convey' to a prisolier, or deposit in any place with intent that it
shall come into the possession of a prisoner, any money, clothing, food, drink,
tobacco, letter, paper,, book, tool or other article whatever. Anything so con-
veyed, thrown or deposited may be confiscated bf the. Superintendent.
61. Drink and Tobacco. (1. No prisoner shall be given or allowed to
have any intoxicating liquor except in pursuance of a written order bf the
Medical Oficer specifying the quantity to be given-and the name of the
prisoner for whose use-it is intended.
(2) No prisoner shall be allowed to smoke or to have in his possession
any tobacco except in accordance with such orders as may be given by the
CONTROL OF. ADMISSION.
62. General restrictions. (1) All persons and vehicles entering or
leaving the prison may be examined and searched.
(2) A person suspected of bringing any prohibited article into the prison,
or carrying out a prohibited article or any property belonging to the prison,
or while in the prison of being in possession of a prohibited article, or in
improper possession of any property belonging to the prison, shall be stopped
and immediate notice thereof shall be given to the Superintendent, who may
order that he shall be examined, and searched.
(3) The Superintendent may refuse admission to the prison of a person
who is not willing to be examined and searched.
(4) The Superintendent may direct the removal from _the prison of a
person who while in the prison .is not willing to be examined and searched
or whose conduct is'improper.
63. Visitors viewing prisons. (1) The Superintendent shall not, except'
as provided by statute,, or as directed by the Administrator acting in his
discretion allow any person to view the prison.
,(2) The Superintendent shall ensure that no person authorised to view
the prison makes a sketch, or takes a photograph unless authorised to do so by
the Administrator acting in his discretion.
64. Attendance at Executions. During the preparation for an execu-
tion and the time of the execution no person who is not legally entitled to
do so, shall enter the prison or place of execution unless in pursuance of an
order in writing. from the Superintendent.
65. General requirement of work. Every prisoner shall be required to
engage in useful work for not more than ten hours a day, of which so far as
practicable at least eight 'hours shall be spent in associated or other work
outside the cells:
Provided that the'Medical Officer may excuse a prisoner from work on
medical grounds, and nb prisoner shall be set to any work unless he has been
certified "s fit for that type of world by the Medical Officer.
66. Payment. Prisoners may receive.payment for work in accordance
with rates approved by the Minister.
67. Unauthorised work. (1) No prisoner shall be set to any type of
work not authorised by the Superintendent.
(2) Except, with the authority of the Superintendent, no prisoner shall
work in the service of a government department other than the prison.
(3) No prisoner shall work in the service of another prisoner or of a
prison. officer or for the private benefit of any other person.
RELIGION, EDUCATION AND WELFARE.
68. Recording of Denomination. The religious denomination of every
prisoner shalL be ascertained and recorded on his reception and he shall be
treated as a member-of the denomination then recorded unless and until he
satisfies the Board of Visiting Justices that he has good grounds for desiring
the record to be altered.
69. The prison shall have the regular services as chaplain of a priest
or clergyman of the religious denomination to which most-of, the prisoners
generally belong. Arrangements shall also be made for visits'and ministra-
tions of ministers of the other principal denominations hereinafter called
70. Visits by Special Ministers. Where a prisoner is recorded as belong-
ing to a religious denomination for which no Prison Minister has been ap-
pointed to the Prison, the Superintendent shall if the prisoner, so requests
arrange for him, as far as possible, to be visited by a Minister of that denomin-
ation, and every such prisoner shall be informed of this rule on reception.
71. Chaplain and Ministers to hold services, etc. (1) The Chaplain
shall conduct Divine Service at least once on every Sunday, and on Christmas
Day and Good Friday, and such celebrations of Holy Communion and such
services on week-days as may be arranged.
'(2) Prison Ministers shall conduct Divine Service for prisoners of their
denominations at such' times as may be arranged.
72. Visits by Chaplains etc. Every prisoner shall, so far as practicable,
be regularly .visited at proper and reasonable times by the Chaplain or by/a
Minister of his own denomination.
73. Religious Books. There shall, so far as practicable, be available for
the personaluTse of every prisoner such of the Scriptures and books of religious
observance and instruction recognized for his denomination as are acceptable
to the Superintendent for use in prisons.
74. Interviews, visits of sick, etc. (1) The Chaplain or a Prisbn
(a) interview individually every prisoner recorded as belonging to that
Minister's denomination, as the case may be, as soon as possible
after the prisoner's reception, a short time before his discharge, and
from time to time as often as practicable 'during his imprisonment,
(b) if no other arrangements are made, read the burial service at the
funeral of such a prisoner dying in the prison.
(2) The Chaplain shal visit sick prisoners and prisoners under restraint
or undergoing cellular confinement who are recorded as belonging to his
denomination and other Prison Ministers shall so far as possible do the same
for prisoners recorded as belonging to their denominations.
(3)' When a prisoner is sick, or under restraint or undergoing cellular
confinement and is not regularly visited by a Minister of his own denomination,
the Chaplain shall visit him if the prisoner is willing.
75. Monday work, etc. Arrangements shall be made for avoiding all
unnecessary work by prisoners of the Christian Religion on Sunday, Christ-
mas Day and Good Friday, and by prisoners recorded as belonging to other
religions on their recognized days of religious observance.
76. Substitute for Chaplain or Minister. (1) Such person as the Admip-
istratoir acting in his discretion approves may officiate in the Chaplain's
(2) A Prison Minister may, with the consent of the Administrator, ap-
point a substitute to act for him in his absence.
EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES.
77. Evening classes, etc. (1). At every prison programmes of evening
educational classes shall be arranged and reasonable facilities, under such
conditions as the Administrator determines, shall be allowed to prisoners
who wish in their leisure to improve their education by private study, or to
(2) Special attention shall be paid to the education of illiterate prisoners.
(3-) Every prisoner able to profit by the educational facilities provided
shall be encouraged to do so.
(4) Educational facilities shall be provided for women similarly as for
men and shall so far as possible include instruction in home-making and
child care in all appropriate cases.
78. Library. A library shall be provided in every prison, and subject
to such conditions as the Administrator. may determine, every prisoner-shall
be allowed to have library books.and to exchange them as-often ai practicable.
79. Books, etc. from outside. Prisoners may receive books or periodicals
from outside the prison under such conditions as the Superintendent may
SOCIAL RELATIONS AND A-TER-CARE.
80; Family relationships, tc. (1) So far as possible, attention shall
be- paid to the maintenance of 'such relations between a prisoner and his
family, as are desirable in the best interests of both.
(2) So far as. is practicable and in the opinion. of: the Superintendent
desirable, a prisoner shall be encouraged and assisted to maintain or establish
such relations with persons-or agencies outside the .prison as may promote
the, best interests of his family or the social rehabilitation of the prisoner.
(3) The'Superintendent may at any time communicate to a prisoner, or
to his family or friends, any matter, of importance to such prisoner.
891 If6rmation of transfer. A prisoner shall be allowed to inform his
family of'his transfer to another prison.
82. After-care, etc. From the beginning of the sentence of every
prisoner consideration shall be given, in consultation with the welfare officer
of the appropriate Aid Society or After-care Association, or with the Boerd
of Visiting Justices, to the future of the prisoner and the assistance to be
given to him on and after his discharge.
83. Information to family of death, etc. Upon the death or serious ill-
ness, or certification as insane or mentally defective, of a prisoner, or )the
sustaining by a prisoner of a serious accident, the Superintendent, if the
prisoner is married to a person whose address is known, shall at once inform
the wife or husband as the case may be, and otherwise shall.at office inform
the nearest relative whose address is known, and shall in any event inform
any other person who the prisoner has requested may be so informed.
LETTERS AtD VISITS.
84. Normal auinumm provision. (1) Every prisoner -shall be allowed to
write and receive a letter on reception and thereafter once in four weeks; to
receive a visit once in four weeks if ie is in the Young Prisoner's Class or
Star Class; and to receive a visit once in eight weeks if he is in the Ordinary
-(2) The letters and visits to which a prisoner is entitled under the fore-
going paragraph of this rule shall not be liable to forfeiture under rules 51
85. Letters and visits generally. (1) Without prejudice to the provisions
of rule 84, the Superintendent, notwithstanding any .provision of this and the
nine following rules or of any special rule, may impose such restrictions upon
and -supervision over letters and visits as he considers necessary -for securing
discipline and good order, for the prevention of crime and criminal associa-
tions, and for the welfare of individuals.
(2) Except as provided in these Rules, no person shall be allowed ,to
communicate with a prisoner without special authority.
(-) Every letter to or from a prisoner shall (except -as hereafter pro-
vided in these Rifles in the case of certain communications to a legal adviser)
be read by the Superintendent or by a responsible officer deputed by him for
the purpose, and it shall be within the discretion of the Superintendent to
-stop any letter on the ground that its contents are objectionable qr that it.is
of inordinate length.
86. No Sunday or private visits. Visits to -a prisoner shall not.C apt
in an emergency take place on Sunday and, except as hereafter provided in
these Rules in the case of a legal adviser or certain medical advisers, shall be
in the sight and hearing of a prison officer:
Provided that the Superintendent may allow exceptions from.this rule
eithergenerally or asrapplied to particular prisons.
87. Deferment in case of cellular confinement. When a prisoner who
becomes entitled to a letter or visit under any provision of these Rules is at
the time undergoing confinement, the letter or visit may in the Superinten-
dent's discretion be deferred until such confinement has expired.-
88. Additional letters or visits as privilege. The Superintendent may
allow such additional letters or visits as he determines as a privilege for any
class of prisoners.
89. Letter instead of visit.' The Superintendent may allow a prisoner
'who is entitled to a visit to write a letter and receive a reply instead of such
90. Discretionary letters and visits. A prisoner may be allowed, at the
discretion of the Superintendent to have special letters and visits for any
purpose which in the opinion of the Superintendent is likely to promote the
best interests of the prisoner or his family either during his sentence or after
VISITS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES.
91. Visits by police. An officer of police may visit any prisoner who is
willing to see him on production of an order issued by or on behalf of the
appropriate Chief Officer of Police, and such visit shall be additional to those
allowed under the foregoing rules.
99. Persons imprisoned on default of payment. A person comnritted to
prison in default of the payment of a sum which in pursuance of any convic-
tion or order he is required to pay shall be allowed to have an interview with
his friends on a week-day at any reasonable hour, or to communicate by letter
with them for the purpose of providing for.a payment which would procure
his release from prison, and every such prisoner shall on his reception be in-
formed of this rule.
93. Visits by legal adviser. (1) Reasonable facilities shall be allowed
for the legal adviser of a prisoner who is party to legal proceedings, civil or
criminal, to interview the prisoner with reference to those proceedings in
the sight but not in the hearing of an officer.
(2) The legal adviser of a prisoner may, with the permission of the Super-
intendent, interview the prisoner with reference to any other legal business in
the sight and hearing of an officer.
94. Special purpose visits not to be forfeited. The visits for special
purposes to which the last two foregoing rules refer shall be additional to the
visits allowed under any other of the foregoing rules, and shall not be liable
to forfeiture under rules 51 and 52.
95. Hospital accommodation. As soon as practicable after the com-
mencement of these Rules and subject to the provision of the necessary funds
at every prison a suitable part of the prison shall be equipped and furnished
in a manner proper for the medical care and treatment of sick prisoners.
96. Medical Officer: general duties. The Medical Officer shall have the
care of the mental and physical health of the prisoners and shall every day
see every sick prisoner, every prisoner who complains of illness, and every
other prisoner to whom attention is specially directed.
97, Immediate attendance and consultations. (1) The Medical Officer
shall attend as soon as possible on receiving information of the illness of a
(2) The Medical Officer may at his discretion call into consultation
another medical practitioner, and shall do so before a serious operation is
performed upon a prisoner, unless in his opinion it is essential for the opera-
tion to be performed immediately.
(3) The Medical Officer shall keep a record of occasions on which in
accordance with this rule he consults another medical practitioner, and of
the circumstances in which serious operations are performed without such
(4) If the Medical Officer recommends the removal of a prisoner to
hospital in any case under these Rules or under section 30 of the Prison
Ordinance he shall in addition to his other records, submit to -th? Administra-
tor, through the. Superintendent, a medical certificate on the forrh in Schedule
C to. these Rules.
98. Duty to report.- The Medical Officer shall report simultaneously to
the Superintendent and to the Chief Medical Officer any matter which appears
to him to require the consideration of the Administrator on.medical grounds,
and the Superintendent shall send such report to the Administrator.
'99. Report on danger to health, etc. Whenever the Meiical Officer has
reason to believe that a prisoner's mental or physical health is likely to be in-
juriously affected by continued imprisonment or by any conditions of im-
prisonment, or that the life of a prisoner will be endangered by imprisonment,
or that'a sick prisoner will not survive his sentence or is totally or permanent-
ly unfit for imprisonment, he shall without delay report the case in writing
to the Superintendent and to the Chief Medical Officer with such recommenda-
tions as he thinks fit, and the Superintendent shall forward such' report and
recommendations to the Administrator forthwith.
100.: Recommendation on diet, etc. The Medical Officer shall report in
writing to the Superintendent the case of any prisoner to which he thinks it
necessary on medical grounds to draw attention and shall make such recom-
mendations as he deems needful for the alteration of the diet or treatment
of the prisoner or for his separation from other prisoners or for the supply
to him of additional clothing, bedding, or other articles. 'The Superintendent
sheal, subject to such reference to the Chief Medical Officer or to the Admin-
istrator as he may think fit, carry such recommendations into effect so far as
101. Buitidal prisoners. The Medical Officer shall draw the attention of
the Superintendent to any prisoner whom he may have reason to think has
suieidal tendencies in order that special observation may be kept on such a
prisoner, and the Sup'erintendent shall without delay, direct that such'prisoner
be observed at frequent intervals.
102. Metal Illness. The Medical Officer shall keep under special obser-
vation every prisoner whose mental condition appears to require it, and shall
take such steps as he considers proper for his segregation, and if necessary
his certification under the Ordinances relating to lunacy or mental deficiency.
103. Serious illness. The Medical Officer shall give notice to the Super-
intendent and the Chaplain when a prisoner appears to be seriously ill.
104. fupervisilea of hygiene. The Medical Officer shall oversee and
Wal'l advise the Superintendent upon the hygiene of the prison and the
pPeokers, including arrangements for cleanliness, sanitation, heating, lighting,
105. Washing, shaving and hair cutting. Arrangements shall be made
fbr e fry prisoner to wash with soap daily at all proper times and for men
(fttntes "e0sed oen medical or other grounds) to shave or be shared daily
a~d to hake their hair cut as required. The hair of a male prisoner may 'be
cut as short as is naeeeisary for good appearance but the hair of a female
prisoner shall not be cut without her consent, except by direction of the
tediela 'Officer' r the eradication of vermin, dirt or, disease.
106. T~oatl articles. Every prisoner shall be provided on admission with
neemeary toilet articles for cleansing his teeth and person, and arrangements
shahl be made fat the replacement of these articles'when necessary. Women
aisfB be provided with such other toilet articles as are necessary'to health
E, R CISE.
0I. -ar IRaie to'be regular. (1) Prisoners who are-not engaged in out.
av*r w or sHkaJ legiven oea hoear's exercise in the open air:
Provided that in special circumstances the Superintendent may authorise
the reduction of the daily period to half an hour.
(2) Wherever practicable prisoners of suitable age and physical condi-
tions shall receive physical training under qualified instructors during some
part of the daily exercise period.
(3) The Medical Officer shall decide on the fitness of every prisoner for
exercise and to undergo physical training, and may on medical grounds
modify the exercise of a prisoner or excuse a prisoner from exercise.
108. Quality of food. -The food provided for prisoners shall be of a nutri-
tional value adequate for health and strength and of wholesome, quality, well
prepared and served, and reasonably varied in accordance with the Dietary
Scale set out in Schedule A. This Schedule shall be %revised annually during
the month of January.'
109. Inspection of food. The Medical Officer shall frequently inspect
the food, cooked and uncooked, provided for prisoners, and shall report to the
Superintendent on the state and quality of the food and on any deficiency in
the quantity or defect in the quality of the water.
110. No private food. Except as determined by the Superintendent or
on ,medical grounds, no prisoner shall be allowed to have any- food other
than the normal prison diet.
111. Quantity of food. Except as provided under rules 51 and 52 for an
offence against discipline, or on the written recommendation of the Medical
ficer ein the case of a prisoner who persistently wastes his food or on medical
grounds by direction of the Medical Officer, no prisoner shall have less food
than is provided in the normal prison diet.
112. No private clothing. Every prisoner shall be provided with an out-
fit of day and night clothing adequate for health, in accordance with a scale
approved by the Administrator, and shall wear such clothing and no other.
113. Protective clothing. The clothing provided shall, where necessary,
include suitable protective clothing for use at work.
SPECIAL RULES FOR PARTICULAR CLASSES OF PRISONERS.
114. Separation. Untried prisoners shall so far as possible be kept apart
from convicted prisoners.
,115. Association. Restrictions on the association of untried prisoners
shall be limited to what is necessary to prevent contamination or conspiracy
to defeat the ends of justice.
116. Food. An untried prisoner may be supplied at his own expense or
at the expense of friends with food and drink (cocoa, tea, coffee or milk)
subject to such conditions as the Superintendent determines.
117. Clothing. (1) An untried prisoner may wear his own clothing, and
have necessary changes of his.own under-clothing supplied from time to time:
(a) the clothing is sufficient and suitable;
(b) it is not required for the"purpose of justice;
(c) it shall be disinfected if the Medical Officer so directs.
S(2) An untried prisoner who does not wear his own clothing may-be
required to -wear prison dress.
(3) The privileges of wearing his own clothing may under rules 51 and
52 be forfeited by an untried -prisoner for the offence under rule 50 of es-
caping or attempting to escape.
HEALTH AND CLEANLINESS.
118. Hair cutting and shaving. An untried prisoner shall not be required
to have his hair cut or, if he usually wears a beard, etc., to shave or be
shaved, unless the Medical Officer deems it necessary for purposes of health
and cleanliness, and his hair shall not be cut closer than is necessary for
119. Private medical attendant. If an untried prisoner desires the at-
tendance of a registered medical practitioner or dentist, and is able and
willing to defray any expenses thereby incurred, the Superintendent may,
if he is satisfied that there is reasonable ground for application, allow him
to be visited and treated-by that practitioner or dentist in consultation with
the Medical Officer.
120. Private property. The Superintendent may, cn the application of
an untried prisoner,, allow him, so far as consistent with discipline and the
good order of the prison, to have- in his room or cell any articles which were
in his possession at the time of his arrest and are not required for purposes
of justice or reasonably suspected of forming part of property improperly
acquired by him.
121. Supply of books, etc. (1) An untried prisoner may have supplied to
him at his own expense books, newspapers, writing materials or other means
of occupation except such as appear objectionable to the Visiting Justices, or
pending consideration by them, objectionable to the Superintendent.
(2) The privilege allowed by this rule may at any time be withdrawn by
the Superintendent, or the Visiting Justices on proof of an abuse thereof.
122. Work not to be compulsory. An untried prisoner shall not be re-
quired to work in the service or industries of the prison, but shall be offered
the option of doing so.-
VISITS AND COMMUNICATIONS.
123. Visits generally. An untried prisoner may be visited during such
hours and under such restrictions as the Superintendent determines.,
124. Prisoners in default of bail. Where an untried prisoner is im-
prisoned in default of bail, facilities shall be given to him, for the purpose
of providing bail, to have an interview on any week-day at a reasonable
hour, or to communicate with friends.
125. Private medical adviser. An untried prisoner may for the purposes
of his defence receive-a visit from a registered medical practitioner selected
by him or by his friends or legal adviser, under the same conditions as apply
to a visit by his legal adviser.,
126. Letters and other facilities for defence. (1) An untried prisoner
shall be allowedall reasonable- facilities, including the provision of writing
materials, for communication by letter with his friends, or for conducting
correspondence or preparing notes in connection with his' defence.
(2) A confidential written coinmunication prepared as instructions for
the legal adviser of an untried prisoner may be delivered .personally to such
legal adviser, and shall not be treated as a letter to'which paragraph (3) of
rule 85 applies, unless the Superintendent has reason to suppose that it con-
tains matter not relating to such instructions.
127. Forfeiture of privileges. The privileges allowed to untried prison-
ers by these Rules, shall be liable to forfeiture under rules 51 and 52.
Provided that such forfeiture shall not affect visits or letters required
for the purposes of securing bail or preparing a defence.
128. Sale, etc., of articles. The sale or transfer or attempted sale or trans-
fer to any person by an untried prisoner.of an article allowed to be intro-
duced into the prison for his use shall be an-offence under rule 50, and upon
proof of the offence rule 60- shall apply as it applies to an unauthorized article.
129. Application of Rules. The five following rules apply to prisoners
who appeal from the judgement of a competent court in the Colony (hereinafter
palled "appellants") but their application to prisoners who are under sentence
of death shall be subject to,the Special Rules applying to those prisoners.
.130. Appellants' absent from prison. (1) An appellant who, when in
custody, is to be taken to, kept in custody at, or brought back from, any place at
which he is entitled to be present for-the purposes of the West Indies Associated
States Court of Appeal Rules, or any place to which the Court of Oriminal
Appeal or any Judge thereof may order him to be taken for the p~irpose of any
proceedings of that Court, shall while absent from prison be kept in the custody
of the officer designated in that behalf by the Superintendent of the prison.
(2) An appellant when absent from prison under tis rule shall wear
his own clothing, or, if his own clothing cannot %e used, -clothing different from
S131. Earnings for work done. If an appellant is ordered to be released
by the Court of Appearotherwise than on bail pending the hearing of his appeal,
payment at a rate fixed by the Superintendent shall be made to him in respect
of his work during the time he has been treated as subject to this section of
132. Private medical adviser. An appellant may for the purposes of his
appeal receive a visit from a registered medical practitioner selected by him or
by his friends or legal adviser.
133'. Other visitors. An appellant may-for the purposes of his appeal
receive a visit from any other person.
134. Letters -and other facilities for appeal. (1) Writing materials to
such extent as the Superintendent considers reasonable .shall be furnished 1to an
appellant who requires them for the purpose of preparing his appeal.
(2) An appellant may write letters to his -legal adviser or other persons
for the purpose of his appeal.
(3) A confidential written communication prepared as instructions for
the legal adviser of an appellant may be delivered personally to such legal
adviser and shall not be treated as a letter to which paragraph (3) of rule 85
applies, unless the Superintendent has reason to suppose that it contains matter
not relating to such instructions.
CONVICTED PRISONERS AWAITING SENTENCE OR REMAND.
135. Facilities for making representations. A convicted prisoner await-
ing sentence or remanded for enquiry shall, if he so desires, for the purpose of
preparing:any representations to the Court before which he is to appear to be
sentenced or otherwise dealt with, be granted any or all of the facilities which
are accorded to appellants under rules 133-136 of these Rules.
136. Juveniles. Juvenile prisoners sentenced, to imprisonment shall be
kept separated from ,all other prisoners. The Superintendent shall report the
circumstances to the Administrator, forwarding the commitment and stating
the age and previous convictions as far as known, with a view to the prisoner
being disposed of as may appear advisable.
137. Young prisoners' centres. (1) In order to secure the more complete
separation of young prisoners from other classes, the Administrator may remove
young prisoners to such prison or parts of prisons as under paragraph (1) of
rule 4, which are set aside for the training of young prisoners, hereinafter re-.
ferred to as young prisoners' centres.
(2) In all young prisoners' centres, and so far as practicable in prisons
which are not for young prisoners' centres, special provision shall be made for
the-education and for the moral, physical, and industrial training of the
138. Board of Visiting Justices. The Board of Visiting Justices shall
pay special attention to the training, welfare and after-care of young prisoners,
and shall make an annual report thereon to the Administrator.
PRISONERS CHARGED WITH CAPITAL OFFENCES.
139. Capital Offences. (1) A prisoner charged with a capital offence
shall be kept under special observation, if practicable in the Prison Infirmary,
at all times, and the Prison Medical Officer shall keep a written record of the
physical and mental condition of the prisoner in which entries shall be made
from time to time daily if necessary. If deemed advisable, application may be
made to the Attorney General for a copy of the records of the case, in order to
assist the Prison Medical Officer in forming an opinion as to the mental condition
of the prisoner, but he should bear in mind that records are furnished only that
he may be in possession of important and true particulars of the prisoner's
recent history, in so far as it has a bearing upon his mental state while under
observation in prison. .
A report shall be submitted to the Attorney General on the mental condi-
tion of the prisoner a few days before the date of the trial, stating whether or
not any indication of insanity has been exhibited and whether or not the prisoner
is fit to plead.
(2), This report should not express any opinion as to the prisoner's
degree of responsibility at the time the offence was committed, this being a
matter for the finding of the jury on the evidence submitted, but, if from symp-
toms exhibited while under observation in the prison it is clear that definite
insanity exists and has been so for some time previous to the offence, or if the
Prison Medical Officer is of the opinion that there is a distinct history of
periodical attacks of insanity, followed by intervals of mental clearness, and that
the prisoner has been enjoying a lucid interval while under observation in the
prison, his report shall embody this opinion.
PRISONER UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH.
140, Search. A prisoner under sentence of death shall immediately on
his reception be specially searched and every article which the Superintendent
deems it dangerous or inexpedient to leave in his possession, shall be taken
141. Separation and Supervision. (1) A prisoner under sentence of
death shall be confined in a separate cell and shall be kept apart from all other
(2) He- shall be kept by day and by night in the constant charge of two
(3) He shall not be subject to the requirements of rule 65 on the subject
142. Visits. (1) A prisoner under sentence of death may be visited by
such of his relations, friends, and legal adviser as he desires to see ind as are
authorised to visit him by an order in writing from a member of the Board of
Visiting Justices or from the Superintendent.
(2) The Chaplain or the Minister of the prisoner's own denomination
shall have free access to him and shall visit him frequently.
(3), No other person except a member of the Board of Visiting Justices
and an officer shall have access to the prisoner except by the permission of the
(4) All visits to prisoners under sentence of death shall take place in
the sight and hearing' of an officer, notwithstanding that such visit is by the
prisoner's legal adviser or in relation to an appeal.
(5) Such a prisoner shall be allowed special facilities to correspond with
his legal advisers, his relatives, and friends.
143. Application of Rules. The four following rules apply to civil
144. Association and separation. (1) Civil prisoners may associate among
themselves at such times and in such manner As the Superintendent determines.
(2) They shall not be allowed to associate with other criminal prisoners
except as-provided by paragraph (3) of this rule.
(3) Where owing to the small numbers 9f civil prisoners or otherwise
suitable arrangements for association of such prisoners cannot be made, such a
prisoner may, if he so desires, with the approval of the Superintendent, Le
allowed to associate with prisoners of the Star Class at such times and in such
manner as the Superintendent determines.
145. Clothing. (1) A civil prisoner may, if he so desires, wear his own
clothing and have necessary changes of his own underclothing supplied from
time to time:
(a) the clothing is sufficient arid suitable;
(b) it shall be disinfected if the Medical Officer so directs.
(2) A civil prisoner who does not wear his own clothing may be required
to wear prison dress.
(3) The privilege of wearing his own clothing may be forfeited by a
civil prisoner for the -ffence of escaping or attempting to escape.
146. Remission. The general rules relating to remission shall not apply
to civil prisoners.
147. Visits and letters. (1) A civil prisoner may be visited during such
hours and subject to such restrictions as the Superintendent determines and may
write one letter and receive one letter in each week:
Provided that the Superintendent may, in a special case- for special
reasons allow additional letters to such reasonable extent as he deems advisable.
(2) These privileges shall be liable to forfeiture provided in section 39
of the Ordinance, provided that notwithstanding such a forfeiture the writing
of one letter or receiving of one 'visit in four weeks shall be allowed.
148., General obligations. (1) Every officer shall conform to these Rules
and to the regulations of the prison and shall support the Superintendent in the
(2) .Every officer shall obey the lawful instructions of the Superintendent.
S (3) Every officer shall at once communicate to the Superintendent any
abuses or impropriety which'may come to his knowledge.
149. Sick prisoners. Every officer shall direct the attention of the Super-
intendent to any prisoner (whether he complains or not) who appears to be
suffering from ill health or whose state of mind appears' to be deserving of
special notice and care, and the Superintendent shall without delay bring such
oases to the notice of the Medical Officer.
150. Business transactions. (1) No officer shall without the authority of
the Superintendent carry out any pecuniary or business transaction with or on
behalf of a prisoner.
(2) No officer shall without authority bring in or carry out or attempt
to bring in'or carry out, or knowingly allow to be brought in or carried out, to
or for a prisoner, or deposit in any place with intent that it shall come into
possession of a prisoner, any article whatsoever.
151. Gratuities. No officer shall receive any unauthorised fee, gratuity,
or other consideration in connection with his duty.
152. Ex-prisoners, No officer shall knowingly communicate with an ex-
prisoner or with the friends or relatives of a prisoner or ex-prisoner except
with the knowledge of the Superintendent.
'153: Search if required. Every officer shall submit.himself to be searched
in the prison if called upon to do so by the Superintenden)t.
154. Communications to press, etc. (1) No officer shall, directly or'in-
directly, make any unauthorized communication to representatives of the press
or other persons in reference to matters which have become known to him in the
course of his duty.
(2) No officer shall without authority publish any matters or make any
public pronouncement relating to the administration or the inmates of an
institution to which the Prison Ordinance applies.
155. Quarters. Every officer shall occupy such quarters as may be as-
signed to him and shall at any time vacate them if required to do so.
(2) On the termination of an officer's service he shall give up the quarters
he has occupied as soon as he. is required to do so; and on the death of an officer
his family shall give up the quarters one month from the date of death of that
officer or when required to do so, whichever is the later,
S THE BOARD OF VISITING JUSTICES.
156. Meetings. The Board of Visiting Justices appointed under sub-
section (1) of section 48 of the Ordinance shall meet at the prison once a month
to discharge its functions under these Rules, or, if the Board resolves that, for
reasons specified in the resolution, less frequent meetings are sufficient, not less
than once a quarter.
157. Visits to prisons. Members of the Board shall pay frequent visits
to the prisons and at least two members shall visit all sections of any prison
once in each week.
158. Officers, Rota, Quorum. The Board shall at its first meeting appoint
a Chairman and -if necessary a Vice Chairman and arrange a rota -of 'attend-
ance at the prison to fix a quorum of not less than three for the purpose of
carrying out*the duties assigned to them save as provided in rules 52 and 53.
159. Vacancies. The powers of the Board shall not be affected by vacan-
cies, so long as the quorum for meetings is sufficient.
160. Minutes. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings.
161. Inquiries, etc. (1) The Board shall make inquiry into any matter
specially referred to it by the Minister, and report thereon.
(2) It shall assist the Superintendent with advice as to- the education,
recreation, employment and welfare of the prisoners.
162. Abuses. The Board shall bring all abuses in connection with the
prison which come to its knowledge to the notice of the Minister immediately,
and in case of urgent necessity, may suspend an officer until the decision of
the Administrator is made known.
163. (1) The Board When duly constituted shall hear and adjudicate on
such offences as are reported to it.
(2) Thd Board shall furnish such information with respect to the offence
reported to it, and its awards, as may from time to time be required- by the
164. Access to prison. (1) The Board and all members of the Board shall
have free access to all parts of the prison and to all prisoners, and may see such
prisoners as they desire either-in their cells or in a room out of sight and hearing
(2) They shall hear and investigate any application which a ,prisoner
desires to make to them, aid if necessary shall report the same, with their
opinion to the Minister.
165. Sick perOns. The Board shall attend to any report which it re-
ceives to the effect that the mind or body of a prisoner is likely to be injured
by the conditions of his imprisonment, and after consultation with the Medical
Officer. shall communicate its opinion to the Superintendent. If the case is
urgent, it shall give directions thereon as it deems expedient, communicating
the same to the Minister.
166. Restraint. (1) If the Superintendent represents to a member of the
Board that he or the Medical Officer has, in a case of urgent necessity, put a
prisoner under mechanical restraint, and that it is necessary that the prisoner
be so kept for more than twenty-fqur hours, such member may authorise the
continuance-of that restraint by order in writing, which shall specify the cause
thereof. and the time during which the prisoner is to be kept.
(2) If the Superintendent represents to a meniber of the Board that he
has arranged for a prisoner to work temporarily in his cell and not in association,
such member may authorise the arrangement by order in writing, and such
order may be renewed from month to month.
167. Diet. The Board shall inspect the dietary of prisoners and if it finds
the quality of food unsatisfactory it shall report the matter to the Superinten-
dent and note the same in its minutes, and the,Superintendent shall immediately
take such steps thereupon as may be necessary.
168. Books. The Board may inspect any of the books of the prison and
a note of any such inspection shall be made in its minutes.
169. Additional letters, etc. The Board may, in any case of special im-
portance or urgency, allow a prisoner an additional visit or letter or prolong the
period of a visit.
170. Denominational records. The Board shall investigate and 'decide
on every application from a prisoner to change the record of. his religious
denomination. Before granting such an application, .t shall satisfy, itself that
it is made from conscientious motives, and not from caprice or a desire to escape
any prison regulations.
171. Buildings. The Board may inquire into the state of the prison
buildings, and if any repairs or additions appear to it to be necessary shall
report thereon with its advice and suggestions to the Minister.
172. Annual and other reports. The Board shalf make an annual report
at the end of each year to the Minister with regard to all or any of the matters
referred to in these Rules, with its advice and suggestions upon any such matter,
and it may make such reports to the Ministeir as it considers necessary con-
cerning aVy matter relating to the prison to which, in its opinion, attention
should be drawn. /
173. Permissions and consultations. The Board shall, before granting
any permission which it has power to grant under these Rules, satisfy itself by
consultation with the Superintendent that it can be granted without interfering
with the security, good order, and proper government of the prison and the
prisoners therein, and if after such permission has been granted its continuance
seems likely to cause such interference, or a prisoner has abused permission
granted to him or has been guilty of misconduct, it may suspend or withdraw
174. Contracts. A: member of the Board shall not have any interest in
any contract made in respect of a.prison of which he is on the Board.,
175. Visiting Justices. A Visiting Justice shall attend at the prison
whenever summoned by the Superintendent and shall investigate all charges
brought against prisoners (to the due punishment of which the Superintendent's
own powers are inadequate) which are referred to him by the Superintenden't
and deal with them in the manner provided in the rules relating to punishment.
.176. Punishment Book. A Visiting Justice shall examine the punishment
book monthly and shall enquire into any irregularity or excessive punishment
therein and shall, if necessary, communicate with the Minister on the subject.
177. The Superintendent shall reside in the prison or in such quarters
adjacent thereto as may be provided for him by the Administrator. "He shall
not follow or be concerned in any other occupation or trade, unless specially
authorised by the Administrator. He shall not derive directly or indirectly, any
emoluments or benefits, pecuniary or otherwise, from the supplies furnished
for the use of the prison, or from the sale of any article produced in the prisons.
He shall not let for hire any portion of his quarters or any part of the prison
buildings or grounds. He may, if the term of the contract permit it, purchase
provisions for the use of his family at the contact rates, but with this exception,
he shall not have for his own use, or that of any other person, any dealings
with any tradesman or contractor supplying the prison.
178. He shall not absent himself from the prison during working hours
except when practicable. Such absence is to be recorded in his journal together
with the time of his departure from, and his return to, the prison.
179. He shall strictly conform to the Prison Laws and Rules, and shall
require obedience to the same from all other prison staff and prisoners. He shall
be responsible for every-relaxation or infringement of such Laws and Rules.
180. He shall inspect every part of the prison, and see every prisoner at
least once in every twenty-four hours, and in default of such daily inspections
shall state in his journal how far he has omitted them and the cause thereof.
He shall not allow anyone to enter or to leave the prison between the hours of
locking up at night land unlocking in the morning, except the Administrator,
official visitors or Medical Officer: -
Provided that this rule shall not apply to the admission of a prisoner
unavoidably brought to the prison at.night.
181. He shall not allow any person unconnected with the prison to sleep
therein, without the written permission of the Administrator.
182. He shall be careful that no visitor holds any communication with' any
prisoner unless duly authorised to do so:
183. He shall take every precaution to guard against escapes, and shall
cause a daily' examination to be made of the cells, bars, bolts, locks, etc. In the
event of an escape being effected he shall immediately report it to the Police.
He shall also adopt proper precautions against fire.
184. He' shall satisfy himself that the food, clothing and other supplies
furnished by the contractors are wholesome and good, and are in quality, des-
cription, and weight, in accordance with the requisitions and contracts and shall
reject all supplies which are not satisfactory. All contractors' accounts for
articles supplied shall be certified by him. He shall frequently inspect the diets
of prisoners, and see that they are of the proper description, quality and
185. He shall at all reasonable times be- ready to hear the complaints of
any prisoner; all such complaints shall be entered in his journal.
186. He shall report to the Medical Officer, without delay, the sudden
illness of any officer or prisoner, and shall acquaint him, on his-daily visits,
with the names of all prisoners who complain of illness, or are undergoing sol-
itary confinement. He shall report to the Medical Officer any case of insanity
or apparent insanity occurring among the prisoners; also whenever the life of
any prisoner seems likely to be endangered by his further continuance in prison,
or by the discipline thereof. He shall report the names of all prison staff excused
by the Medical Officer on a plea of illness, with the length of time for which
any such staff is excused.
187. He shall carry into effect any orders of the Medical Officer with
reference to health and cleanliness.
188. He shall give notice to a Minister of the religious denomination to
which any prisoner belongs in all cases where he is informed by the Medical
Officer that the life- of such prisoner appears to be in danger.
189. Upon the .death of a prisoner, or an infant in the prison, -he shall
immediately report the same to the Coroner of the DistriCt, 'and, when practic-
able, to the nearest relative of the deceased.
190. He shall have power in case of serious misconduct, requiring imme-
diate action, to suspend or place under arrest any junior prison staff, -and shall
report the particulars of such suspension and arrest without delay to the Estab-
191. He shall take care that all convicted prisoners are regularlyset to
work in accordance with the rules for demployaent 6f prisoners, unless exempted
by the Medical Officer, and he shall, if practicable, provide suitable employment
for all unconvicted prisoners who may desire to work.
192. He shall see that the labour of all prisoners is made use. of.in such a
way as to be to the best advantage to the prison, and shall notaemploy dr allow
to be employed any prisoner in any private work, whatever for another pris-
oner, for himself, or for any other member of the prison staff.
193. He shall attend all corporal punishments, and shall enter in his
journal any orders which the Medical Officer may have give. on the occasion.
He shall make all necessary arrangements for carrying out executions, and shall
be present threat.
194. He shall be responsible for all stores,. clothing, etc., and for all
deficiencies in the same. He shall direct the issue for the proper supplies, and
take care that no article of any description is issued until it is property marked
with the"prison marks. He shall carefully stpdy th*.requirements of Ahe prison
for the purpose of promoting economy and preventing waste.
195. On the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December in
each year, he shall prepare and forward a list of articles to be condemned as
unfit for further use, and shall dispose: of such articles as directed." He shall
take stock of all prison property on or before the 31st March each year, and
shall keep a certified- inventory thereof.
196. He shall as early as possible in. the. month of January in each year
prepare and transmit such statistical returns. as may be. required.
197. He shall once 'a quarter forward to the Ministers of religious denomi-
nations in Kingstown lists of the prisoners belonging to their respective persua.
198. In cases-of emergency not sufficiently provided for in:the R leaa-ha
sifall apply and conform to directions. He shall also report every important
occurrence, and keep, himself generally informed ;as to the conditionof .the
institution and its inmates.
199. He shall exercise his authority with firmness, temper, and humanity,
and abstain from all irritating language; and not strike a prisoner, unless com-
pelled-to do.so in self' defense. He shall, enforce ,similar conduct on the part of
the junior prison staff under penalty of their dismissal and on all other. prison
200. (1) He shall keep the following and such other books as the exigencies
of the prisons require, and shall be responsible for their being properly kept
and up to date.
(i) An Index to Prison Registers.
(ii) A Register for unconvicted prisoners.
(iii) A Register for convicted prisoners.
(iv) A Daily Journal.
(v) A Punishment Book for the entry of all punishments inflicted
(vi) A Record of the employment aid distribution of prisoners, male
(vii) An inventory of all articles belonging to the prison.
(viii) An Order Book for the entry of any orders relative to the dis-
cipline of the prison which he may record or direct to be recorded.
(ix) A Reeord of Officers' services, defaults, etc..
(x) A Provision Ledger.
(xi) A Prisoners' Property Book.-
(xii) An Official Visitors' Book.
(xiii) A General Visitors' Book.
(xiv) A Diet Book, showing daily number of prisoners on each class of
(xv) A Statistical Book for compiling-returns.
(xvi) A Record of previous convictions.
(xvii) A Register -of privileges showing the "net weekly gain or loss of
every prisoner in privileges.
(2) The form of these books shall be. settled from time to time, tby the
Superintendent subject to revision by the Administrator in Council.
'201. He shall accompany the Administrator, and all official visitors, on
their inspections of the prison.
202. He shall have the prison walls and buildings, lime-washed once in
six months, or oftener if necessary.
203. He shall give notice to the Chief of Police of the approaching release
of any prisoner under conviction by the Courts of Law.
204. He shall-upon the release of any prisoner unprovided with clothing,
Ascertain whether his relatives or friends can furnish him with clothing, and
if not, he shall notify the Social Welfare Officer who will furnish him with the
necessary clothing at the public expense.
205. He shall be allowed medical and dental attendance medicine and
medical treatment for himself and family at the public, expense.
206. He may order the money or other property of any prisoner to be
applied towards the repair of any injury wilfully done by such prisoner to the
prison, or to the prison- property, or any other property therein.
207. He shall see that no trees are allowed to grow against the outer
walls, and that no rubbish or other articles are laid against them.
208. He shall frequently inspect the work performed by prisoners both
inside and outside the prison walls, and shall also cause the Chief- Oficer to
do the same. Such inspections of outside work shall be recorded in a book-kept
for that purpose in the prison.
-209. In the event of disturbances or insubordination among the prisoners
which he and the prison staff are unable to subdue, he shall make immediate
demand on the Police for assistance.
S210. He shall forthwith forward to the proper authority, all fines and
costs received by him from prisoners committed in default of payment.
211. The Medical Officer shall certify the class, of labour that every
prisoner is fit for on admission, and from time to time thereafter, if necessary
on medical grounds, and no prisoner shall be employed at any labour for: which
he is so certified to be unfit. He shall also assist .when necessary in assigning.
the task of labour according to the physical capacity of a prisoner.
212. He shall attend to and prescribe for all sick prisoners, and all mem-
bers of the prison staff. He shall examine all prisoners on admission, and report
in the Medical Minute Book the cases of any who are found to be in an unfit
state to be sent to prison he shall also certify that a prisoner, previous to
his being transferred to any other lawful place of confinement, is in a fit state
of health to be removed.
213. Whenever he has reason to believe -that the mind or body of a prisoner
is or is likely to be injuriously affected by the discipline or treatment of the
prison, he shall report the case in the Medical Minute Book for the information
of the Superintendent, and shall give such directions as he may think proper.
He shall also report to- the Superintendent whenever he shall be of the opinion
that the life of any prisoner is endangered by his continuance in prison, with
the grounds of his opinion.
S214. He shall be in attendance at the prison every morning not later than
8 o'clek, and shall arrange his several visits and duties so as not to disturb
the routine or discipline of the prison." He -shall enter in the Medical Journal,
the name of each prisoners together with such directions for his treatment, diet,
clothing, exercise, etc., add such 6ther fbservatios as he shall see fit, the
journal shall be. signed by him and handed over daily to the Superintendent
or his inforaitikn and guidae..
215. He shalt keep a Medical'Journal of all members of the prison -staff
who may-.aply'to him for advice, and shall, on receiving information from the
Superintendent, that any member of the prison stag has absented himself on
the plea of illness, visit such staff, (provided he resides within two miles of the
p1aqdi) and; shall record in the said, journal whether such staff is.fit or unfit
.fdt dUiaaid unttt, the period otf taei:r which he is excused. The journal
whae A ed by-him shall be handed Ve~Vil~t# 'Superitendent for his informa-
tion an guidance.
.21& (1) He shallkeepat the prison the following books:
(i) A Prisoners' Medical lourial
(ii) A Prison Staff Medical Journ i
(iii) A Medical Minute Book.
(it) A Statisticald ook.,
(v) A prescription Book.
(vi) A Hospital Case Bek.
(i)'.Tuw tfb w of tbi"e bak harU be. ettiad by him from time to time,
itiibeappwaoi-lf the Supeiituleent, subje4.a ways to reiaioQn by the
AJ itetedigalwla S noil.
217. IH- il l oce a mo:th; ins. t every past ae the prison. and record
in the .Medical Minute Book the results of his inspection, together with any
.otelevatioxkeam f th..kiM tameIae o@n rtheleanineO6 ,dSaiagebe or ventilation,
tbsruaity :of the proiatinas, ul. neieis y ,of, the clotda~ g or bedding the
agtiity as qaatity V& ihe water, r aarythipg whicek.aBpy in his' opinion afect
the I1t.r thspvs nara i-. Ee,., alae:flst ent iy ipect the prisoners' diet,
hAGBatiady bifeft L ;a it tis. ~ pr par .. quaatityt, quality. and description,
recording anx irregularity in the Medical Book.
'8.~, eufall bet@r veamioBalluy- the prisoners at, labour, in order to
i 19. He shall daily viitL very prisoner under punishment in cellular
sentement,, and reeed the visiting hisjournal.
220. 'He shall attend all corporal punishments,. adu. his instructions for
preventing injury to health shall be carried out. He shall also be present
'981. In thle t nt of this:;big ;prevented from attending to his duties
through illness or any other unavoidable cause, he may depute a qualified
Medical Practi*iorier to act as his substitute for twenty-four hours. Any
longer period shall require the approval of the Administrator.
222. lie shall examine all members of the prison staff before they assume
their duties, and report whether they are medically fit to be prison staff.
223. He shall furnish on or before the S1st January in each year, a
report specifying, with reference to the past year, the health of the prisoners
on admission, and the general state of health that has been maintained, the
diseases' which have been most prevalent, and whether any connection can
be traced between them and the locality, the state of the buildings, the diet,
employment, discipline and other circumstances; the number of deaths, the
number of persons admitted to the hospital; the number of eases of slight
indisposition treated in the cells; the proportion of sick to the whole number
of prisoners examined during the year; and any other circumstances with
respect tO the health--of the prisoners that he may consider proper to bring
to the notice of the authorities.
224. No siek prisoner shall, at the expiration of his sentence, be released'
from prison, unless in the opinion of the Medical Officer he can be released
with safety to health or such prisoner refuses to be treated in the prison.
GENERAL RULES FOR PRISON STAFF.
225. All staff below Grade 1, shall be deemedto be members of the
junior prison staff. Members',of the junior prisor-staff shall be required on
appointment to sign the declaration and-furnish the particulars required by
the forms in the Schedules D and E to these Rules.
226. All members of the prison staff shall be provided -with copies of
the Prison Rules and Standing Orders, and will be responsible for being fully
acquainted therewith, and for their observance by prisoners undef their
charge. They shall strictly cbnferm-to and obey the orders of the Superin-
tendent in every respect, and assist to their utmost in maintaining order and
discipline. To this end, punishment for prison offenses must sometimes be
resorted to upon their report, but good teihper and good example on their
part will have great'influence on the prisoners in preventing the frequent
recurrence of offences, and the-necessity for such'punishments.
227. They shall pay particular attention to prisoners under punishment
in solitary confinement, and see that they are provided with necessaries, that
their slops are frequently removed, and that they are visited at the regular
times and that they receive one hour of exercise daily in the open air.
228. No member of the prison staff shall correspond or hold any inter,
course with the friends or relations of any prisoner,-unless expressly author-
ised by the Superintendent;: nor shall he make any unauthorised communi-
cation concerning the prison or prisoners to any person whatever. He
shall also carefully abstain from forming acquaintance with discharged
229. A member of the prison staff entrusted with keys shall not on any
pretext take them out of the prison, but shall when leaving the prison on
any occasion; deliver his keys to such member of the prison staff as the Super-
intendent may depute for that purpose.
230. Members of the prison staff shall count the prisoners under their
charge at locking up and at unlocking time, and shall report the state of their
respective divisions and the numbers present. They shall frequently examine
the state of the cells, bedding, locks, bolts, etc., and shall seize all prohibited
articles and deliver them to the Superintendent.
231. Members of the prison staff shall also thoroughly search every
prisoner on his return to the prison, for the purpose of ascertaining whether
he has any prohibited articles secreted on his person. All tools and other imple-
ments are to be checked at the commencement and completion of work, and
handed over to the Membeir of the prison staff deputed for that purpose.
232. No member of the prison staff, or any person in trust for him, or
employed by him shall sell, or have any benefit or advantage from the sale
of any article to any prisoner, nor shall he have any pecuniary dealings what-
ever with any prisoner, or employ any prisoner on his private account, or in
any official capacity in the discipline of the Prison.
233. No member of the prison staff shall directly or indirectly have any
interest in any contract or agreement for the supply of the prison; nor shall
he receive directly or indirectly, under any pretence whatever, any fee or
present from any contractor or person tendering any contract with the es-
tablishment, but he may, if the terms of the contract permit it, purchase pro-
visions for the use of himself and family atthe contract rates.
234. No member of the prison staff shall at any time receive money, fees,
or gratuity of any kind, for the admission of any visitors to the prison or to
prisoners, or from, or on behalf of any prisoner, on any pretext whatever.
235. No member of -the prison staff shall introduce into, keep, or use in
the prison, tobacco, or liquor of any kind, or any newspaper, book or other
publication, except under such restrictions as may from time to time be laid
down by the Superintendent. Members of the prison staff in charge of gangs
employed outside the prison walls shall on no account use tobacco or spiritous
liquors whilst in charge of such gangs.
236. Special care must be taken that no ladders, ropes, implements, or
materials of any kind, likely to facilitate escape, are left lying about the yards
or elsewhere. All such articles when not in use, must be kept in their ap-
pointed places. Every member of the prison staff shall immediately report
any instance of such articles being left about in neglect of-this rule.
237. No member of the prison staff shall on any account enter the cell
of any prisoner at night, unless accompanied by-another officer, and only then
in case of illness or other emergency.
238. Every member of the prison staff or servant of the establishment
who shall (except for a lawful purpose, and with the authority-of the Super-
intendent) bring in or carry out, or endeavour to bring in or carry out, or
knowingly allow to be brought in -or carried out of the prison, or convey or
attempt to convey, or knowingly allow to be conveyed to or for any prisoner
within or without the prison walls any money, clothing, provisions, letters,
papers, or other articles whatsoever not allowed by the Rules of the prison,
shall be suspended from his duties and placed under arrest by the Superin-
tendent, who shall forthwith report the offence. Such conduct is liable to
be punished by a fine or imprisonment under the provisions of-the law relating
239. All fines imposed on members of the prison staff are to be deducted
from their pay and paid in to the Accountant General by the Superintendent
to the credit of general revenue.
240. Members of the prison staff shall bWentitled to medical attendance
and medical treatment and medicine at the public expense.
SPECIAL RULES FOR CERTAIN PRISON STAFF.
241. The Matron shall reside it the Female Prison, and shall be under
the immediate direction of the Superintendent. She shill be entrusted with
the care, safe custody, and superintendence of the female prisoners, and the
keys-of the female prison shall be kept by her.
242. She shall make herself fully acquainted with the Prison Rules and
Standing Orders, and enforce them so far as they. apply to the female prisoners
and any member of the prison staff under her.
243. She shall rot absent herself from the prison at any time without
leave from the Superinhendent, and during her absehee she is, to give charge
to such other female member of the prison staff as the Superintendent may
244. She shall make such visits of inspection 'during the night as the
Superintendent shall' direct.
245.' She shall, unless unavoidably prevented, attend the Superintendent
and the Medical Officer, in their visits to the female prison; and she shall
especially take care that no male member of the prison staff, visitor or prisoner
enters the female prison unless accompanied by herself or some other female
member bf the prison staff.
246. 'She shall be directly responsible in the female prison for the dis-
tribution of the prisoners' meals according to the prescribed scales of diet,
and shall report to the Superintendent whether the food is properly cooked
and of sufficient quantity.
247. She shall give instructions to female prisoners in sewing, washing,
and other approved labour, and shall be directly responsible to the Superin-
tendent for the enforcement of' the proper tasks.
248. She shall perform in the female prison all the duties and have all
the powers (except as to punishment of prisoners) that are required from, or
conferred upon the Superintendent by these Rules, and are, applicable to the
management ofthe female prisoners and prison.
249. She shall report to the Superintendent any misconduct or breach
of the Rules by a female prisoner, and also touching anything in the discipline
and condition of the female 'prison ,
250. The Matron and any other female member of the prison staff shall
be subject to the .General Rules for male members of the prison staff so far as
they apply to them.
SENIOR PRISON OFFICER OR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT.
,251. The general duty-of the Senior Prison Officer or Assistant Superin-
tendent is to assist the Sut-erintendent in such manner as may from 'time to
time be directed in the general superintendence of the officers and prisoners,
and in the details of his duties.
252. He shall restrain by his authority any tendency to oppression or
undue harshness on the part of the members of the prison staff, and likewise
every tendency to levity, rudeness and -insubordination on the part of the
253. He shall refrain from undue familiarity with the other members of
the prison staff and shall diligently observe their behaviour as well as that
of the'prisoners, and see that they strictly adhere to the Rules, and shall
report to the Superintendent any neglect or' misconduct that comes to his
254. He'shall frequently inspect every part of the prison, especially the
cells and bedding, and report to the Superintendent any irregularity he may
255. He shall lose no time in communicating to the Superintendent any
circumstance which may come to his knowledge affecting the safety, health,
or comfort of the prisoners.
-256. He shall generally superintend the arrangements for the regular
messing of the prisoners, and distribution of the meals; he shall take care
that their clothing is in good repair, and their hair kept properly cut; that
washing, bathing, ana'shaving are attended to according to the Rules, and that
the prescribed hours for exercise are duly observed.
257. He shall see that all male prisoners on admission are strictly and
minutely searched, but with all regard to decency, and hand over any pro-
hibited articles and personal effects found on the prisoners to the Superinten-
dent. He shall also be responsible for the bathing, shaving and hair cutting
of such prisoners, and see that they are properly clothed with the prison
dress, except when otherwise directed by the Rules.
258. He shall specially attend to the carrying into effect of any orders
as to the punishment of prisoners, and direct his particular attention to
,prisoners under punishment in solitary confinement, to ensure that they are
provided with necessaries and food, that they are visited regularly, and that
they are made to wash daily.
259. He shall attend specially to the carrying into effect of any orders
of the Prison Medical Officer as.to the treatment of sick prisoners not con-
fined, in the infirmary.
260. He shall visit daily every party of prisoners while at work inside
the prison and see that discipline and order are maintained.
261. He shall call the roll every morning at 6.40 a.m.,before the prison-
ers proceed to their appointed task, and again at 4.45 p.m., and shall then see
that every prisoner is in his cell and shall report the same to the Superin-
OFFICERS ACTrIN AS GATE KEEPERS.
3262. The Gate Keeper shall see that no stranger is admitted to see any
parts of the prison, unless by an order from the Administrator or the Super-
intendent, or unless accompanied by the Superintendent.
263. He shall take charge of all letters, or other articles authorised to
be received for any prisoner, and shall deliver them to the Superintendent.
He shall also carefully examine all orders for admission, and should he
believe that any person is presenting an order obtained under false pretences,
he shall refuse it, subject to the approval of the Superintendent. He shall
endeqvoui to prevent the embezzlement of any prison property.
264. He shall be empowered to stop any person suspected of bringing
any prohibited articles for the prisoners, or of carrying out property belong-
ing to the prison, and, subject tothe approval of the Superintendent, he may
search any such person.
265. He shall observe, on their going out and returning, all prisoners
who are working outside the prison walls, and immediately report any irregu-
larity that he may discover.
REVOCATION AND SAVING.
266. All Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Prisons in
St. Vincent made under the authority of the Imperial West Indian Prisons
Act, 1838, are hereby revoked without prejudice to any investigation or
proceedings, or any forfeiture, liability, or punishment, commenced or in-
curred, thereunder; and without prejudice also to any right, or privilege
accrued thereunder, unless, in the opinion of the Superintendent, such accrued
right or privilege is less advantageous than any corresponding right or privi-
lege provided by these Rules in which case these Rules shall apply and shall
be deemed always to have applied.
DIETARY FOR PRISONERS.
The dietary should be drawn up by the Superintendent in consultation
with the Prison Medical Officer and should be approved by the head of the
Medical Department as fulfilling the requirements of rule 108. It, should
make the utmost possible use of locally produced foodstuffs, and recognize
local habits such as the drinking of mauby, coconut water and bush tea.
Unless there is a cheap and abundant supply of fresh milk, e.g., from prison
livestock, dried skimmed milk should be-used. Bread may be enriched with
food yeast. The intake of first class protein may be increased by the use of
animal and fish bones in soups and stews. Dried salt meat and fish should
be omitted so far as possible in favour of fresh local products.
The standard dietary should be for men on moderately heavy work, with
extra allowances of sugar and starches for those doing heavy work. It
should be flexible in order to permit of variety. Variations should be per-
mitted on a certificate from the Prison,Medical Officer that the total dietary
in the calendar week affected will not thereby fall below the requirements
of rule 108.
For women prisoners a reduction of 25% may be made iin starchy foods
only and excepting bread. Pregnant and lacating women should have a
quart of milk per day in addition to the normal women's diet.
SCHEDULE B (Rules, 51 and 52)
The restricted diets which may be awarded under rules 51 and 52 shall
be as follows:-
(1) No. 1 Dmnr.
(a) This diet, when give for a period of three days or less, shall consist
1 lb: bread per diem with water.
(b) This diet when given for more than. three days shall consist for
alternative periods of three days of:-
(i) 1 lb. bread per diem with water;
(ii) the diet prescribed for prisoners employed on- ordinary
-- industrial labour according to sex.
(c) No task of labour shall be enforced on any one of the days on which
bread and water -constitute the sole food supplied to the prisoner,
who may, nevertheless, be allowed the option of performing suitable
labour in the cell.
(d) No prisoner who has been on No. 1 diet shall be placed upon this
diet for a fresh offence until an interval has elapsed equal to; the
period already passed by the prisoner on No. 1 diet.
(2) No. 2 DIEr.
(a) This diet when given for a period of twenty-one days, or less, shall
Meal I ..... ... 8 oz. Bread with water, 1 pint of
porridge containing 3 oz. cornmeal.
Meal II ...... ...... 8 oz. Sweet Potatoes, 8 oz. Bread plus
Meal III ...... ..... 8 oz. Bread plus water.
(b)-This diet when given.for a period of more than twenty-one days shall
(i) for the Airst twenty-one days, the diet at (2) (a);
(ii) for the next seven days the diet prescribed for prisoners em-
ployed on ordinary industrial labour according to sex;
(iii) for the remainder of the period, the diet as at (2) (a).
(c) If a prisoner while on No. 2 diet is guilty of misconduct, No. 2 diet
may be temporarily interrupted, and the prisoner may be placed on
No. 1 diet for a period not exceeding three days; on the expiration
of the period awarded on No. 1 diet the prisoner shall resume the
diet originally ordered, and the period passed upon the No. 1 diet
shall count as part of the period originally awarded on No. 2 diet
provided that no prisoner who has been on No. 2 diet for a period
of twenty-one days continuously shall be again placed dn either
No. 1 or No. 2 diet until after the expiration 6f one week.
(Rule 97 (4))
Her Majesty's Prisons,
OF PRISONERS TO
OF THE PRISONS
HOSPITAL UNDER SECTION 30
N a m e ............ ....................... ..............................................................................................................................................
NaAge on onviction ..........................................
/ ,Age on conviction.....,.... ..-..-.....
.. .......... ...... .......... ....-..-........
....................-..... -... ...... ....................................... .............................................
N um ber of previous convictions................................................... ................................... ..............
..... ................... .......... .. .... .. ........ ........... ..............
........... ....... ............... ........ ........ .. .. .-......- ..-........... ...........
Here state I have to report that the above prisoner is 'suffering from
operation is I recommend removal to and
Here state which certify that he is in a fit state of health to be removed, i
The prisoner is willing to undergo-
and understands that removal- doe- not mean discharge.
Submitted and recommended. I consider that judging from
the prisoner's past record and from his behaviour in prison
a guard wll be required, and I have arranged accordingly.
will not be
Superintendent of Prisons.
Transfer approved by order of the Administrator.
Progress in hospital of prisoner to be recorded after each
month of absence on this paper.
Officer in charge of Hospital.
The prisoner was transferred to hospital on.............................
R returned to prison on.....-............................... ....... ............ ...................
Superintendent of Prisons.
DECLARATION OF CANDIDATE FOR SITUATION IN PRISON
I ,................................................................................... ...............................................................................
do hereby declare that I am willing to accept the situation of . .............................
in the Service and will, on my appointment hold myself liable to' conform to
the Rules. Regulations and Standinu Orders which are now. or may hereafter
be, established in the Service and that, in the event of my quitting the Service
without giving one month's previous notice in writing or in the event of
me so misconducting myself as to occasion my dismissal or non-confirmation
in office, I will hold myself liable to the forfeiture of pay not exceeding ten
dollars; and I hereby consent that in the event of any fines for misconduct
or neglect of duty being inflicted on me, the amount shall be deducted from
my salary at the time of payment thereof.
Signed................................. .......... ..................... ...............
this day of ,19
Signed and declared by the said
in my presence.
FORM TO BE FILLED UP BY CANDIDATES FOR SITUATIONS IN
THE PRISON SERVICE.
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C cause of discharge ...........................................................................................................................................................
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I hereby recommend for the
Signature of person recommending.
I hereby certify that is in
good health, and fit for the duty of
Made by the Administrator in Council under the provisions of section 53
of the Prisons Ordinance, 1967 (No. 30 of 1967) and of all other powers enabling
him in that behalf this 3rd day of February, 1968.
HUTSON L. MARTINDALE,
Clerk of Executive Council.
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-STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
1968, No. 8.
AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES (ARNOS VALE INDUSTRIES
LIMITED) (PRODUCTION OF SOAP, EDIBLE OILS,
MARGARINE AND STOCK FEEDS) ORDER.
(Gazetted 20th-February, 1968.)
WHEREAS on the 27th day of October, 1953, by Statutory Rule and Order
No. 44 of 1953 the establishment, maintenance and operation in the Colony of
plant for the manufacture of soap was declared to be a pioneer industry for
the purposes,of the Aid to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1952 (No. 5 of 1952)
and soap so manufactured was declared to be a pioneer product for the said
AND WHEREAS on the 3rd day of August, 1965, by Statutory Rule and
Order No. 17 of 1965 the establishment, maintenance and operation in the
Colony of plant for the manufacture of edible oils, margarine and stock feed
was declared to be a pioneer industry for the purposes of the Aid to Pioneer
Industries Ordinance, 1952 (No. 5 of 1952) and edible oils, margarine and stock
feeds so manufactured were declared to be pioneer products for the said
L FRE in exercise of thepowers conferred upon him by subsection (1)
o s n of the Aid to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1952 (No. 5 of 1952)
the A rator in Council has been pleased to make the following Order:-
AU 4 title. This Order may be cited as the Aid to Pioneer Industries
ir industries Limited) (Production of Soap, Edible Oils, Margarine
and Sto ds) Order, 1968.
action. ARNOS VALE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, a company
S uly rporated under the laws of Saint Vincent is hereby declared to be a
r manufacturer in relation to the production of soap, edible oils, mar-
garine and stock feeds at the pioneer factory to be established at Arnos Vale.
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3. Construction Day. Construction day shall'be 1st March, 1968.
4. Production Day. Production day shall be 1st September, 1968.
Dated the 5th day of December, 1967.
HUTSON L. MARTINDALE,
Clerk of Exeoutive: Council.
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