Detention issue

Time out of cell

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Legal instruments & key provisions

Legal instrument Key provision
Prison Rules 2007Prisoners shall be allowed to spend as much time each day out of their cells as is practicable. At a minimum, prisoners generally should be permitted to spend at least two hours out of their cells with an opportunity during that time for meaningful human contact. A prisoner may engage in authorized structured activity, including E146work, vocational training, education, or programmes intended to ensure that a prisoner, when released from prison, will be less likely to reoffend or better able to reintegrate into the community. Each prisoner should be engaged as far as possible in such activity for at least five hours on each day for five days each week.


Year Recommendation Report
2021No NPM established.