Detention of Offenders (Wheatfield) Regulations, 1989.

Statutory Instrument No.135/1989
Date08 June 1989

S.I. No. 135 of 1989.


I, GERARD COLLINS, Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Prisons Act, 1970 (No. 11 of 1970) hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Detention of Offenders (Wheatfield) Regulations, 1989.

2. In these Regulations—

"Governor" means the Governor of Wheatfield;

"offender" means a person detained in Wheatfield;

"Wheatfield" means the place of detention situate at Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin in the County of Dublin, being a place provided by the Minister under section 2 of the Prisons Act, 1970 (No. 11 of 1970);

"Visiting Committee" means the Visiting Committee to Wheatfield.

3. Male persons who, at the time of their transfer to Wheatfield, are not less than 16 years of age may be detained therein.

4. (1) Offenders shall, in so far as the period of their detention permits, be given training and treatment intended to encourage and assist them to lead law-abiding and self-supporting lives.

(2) Any restriction imposed on offenders shall, subject to the requirements of safe custody, be kept to the minimum required for well-ordered community life.

(3) Staff assigned to Wheatfield shall seek to influence offenders by good example and leadership and to enlist their willing co-operation.

(4) At all times the training and treatment of offenders shall be such as to encourage in them self-respect and a sense of personal responsibility.

5. (1) If an offender is in breach of the good order and discipline (including absconding) of Wheatfield, the Governor or the Visiting Committee, subject to Regulation 6 of these Regulations, may apply any one or more of the following measures, namely—

(a) a caution or reprimand,

(b) a stoppage of gratuity for a period not exceeding twenty-eight days,

(c) a restriction of visits, communications and any other privileges for a period not exceeding twenty-eight days,

(d) a forfeiture of remission of sentence up to a maximum of—

(i) in case the forfeiture is imposed by the Governor — fourteen days,

(ii) in case the forfeiture is imposed by the Visiting Committee — twenty-eight days.

(2) A measure imposed in accordance with this Regulation shall apply or continue to apply, as may be appropriate, to the person on whom it was imposed notwithstanding the fact that such person has been transferred from Wheatfield under section 5 of the Prisons...

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