36. Superintendents of prisons
(1) The chief executive officer shall designate a superintendent for each prison and an officer so designated as superintendent of a prison shall have the charge and superintendence of the prison for which he is designated and shall be responsible to the chief executive officer for the good government, good order, and security of that prison.
(2) The superintendent of a prison is liable to answer for the escape of any prisoner in his charge.
(3) The superintendent of a prison may issue such orders to officers and to prisoners as are necessary for the good government, good order, and security of the prison of which he is superintendent.
(4) Without prejudice to any power otherwise conferred, the superintendent of a prison may authorise the use of such force as he believes, on reasonable grounds, to be necessary to ensure that his lawful orders relating to the maintenance of good government, good order, and security in the prison are carried out and it is lawful for an officer to use force as so authorised.
[Section 36 amended by No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32.]