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    14. Powers and duties of prison officers

    (1) Every prison officer

    (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.]



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