14. Powers and duties of prison officers
(1) Every prison officer ¾
(a) has a responsibility to maintain the security of the prison where he is ordered to serve;
(b) is liable to answer for the escape of a prisoner placed in his charge or for whom when on duty he has a responsibility;
(c) shall obey all lawful orders given to him by the superintendent or other officer under whose control or supervision he is placed; and
(d) may issue to a prisoner such orders as are necessary for the purposes of this Act, including the security, good order, or management of a prison, and may use such force as he believes on reasonable grounds to be necessary to ensure that his or other lawful orders are complied with.
(2) A person who is authorised to exercise a power set out in clauses 2 and 11(3) of Schedule 2 to the Court Security and Custodial Services Act 1999 may issue to a prisoner such orders as are necessary for the purposes of the provisions of this Act set out in the Table to section 3(2).
[Section 14 amended by No. 47 of 1999 s. 34.]