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Deputy Commissioner's Instructions

The list of instructions from the Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Victoria. These documents clarify some procedures and rules relating to prisoners. They are often referred to as DCIs.

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The publicly available instructions are divided into the following categories:

Security and control

DCI 1.01 Safety and security

DCI 1.01 – Safety and Security
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DCI 1.02 At risk procedures

DCI 1.02 At risk procedures (doc, 359 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.03 Radio network and communications

DCI 1.03 - Radio Network and Communications V27
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DCI 1.04 Contraband and conrolled items

DCI 1.04 Contraband and Controlled Items March 2024
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DCI 1.05 Searches and patrols

1.05 – Searches and Patrols
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DCI 1.06 Keys and locks

DCI 1.06 Keys and locks (doc, 236 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.07 Dangerous goods, tools, equipment and materials

DCI 1.07 Dangerous goods, tools, equipment and materials (doc, 65 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.08 Contractors in prisons

DCI 1.08 Contractors in prisons (doc, 196 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.09 Preservation of evidence

DCI 1.09 Preservation of Evidence
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DCI 1.10 Security—Prisoners

DCI 1.10 Prisoner security (docx, 113 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.11 Reception, care and control of prisoners

DCI 1.11 Reception, care and control of prisoners
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DCI 1.11A Protective quarantine of new reception prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic

DCI 1.11A Protective quarantine of new reception prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic (pdf, 177 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.16 Disciplinary process

DCI 1.16 – Disciplinary Process
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DCI 1.17 Separation regimes

DCI 1.17 Separation regimes (docx, 214 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1.19 Incident reporting and monitoring

DCI 1.19 – Incident Reporting and Monitoring
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DCI 1. 20 Deaths in prison

DCI 1.20 – Deaths in Prison 06/07/2023
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DCI 1. 21 Taking forensic samples from prisoners

DCI 1.21 - Taking Forensic Samples from Prisoners V11 Oct 2023
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DCI 1. 23 Emergency response groups

DCI 1. 23 Emergency response groups (doc, 96 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1. 24 Surveillance, CCTV taping protocols and retention periods

DCI 1. 24 Surveillance, CCTV taping protocols and retention periods (doc, 84 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 1. 25 Fire safety, prevention and preparedness

DCI 1.25 Fire Safety, Prevention and preparedness.
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Prisoner management

DCI 2.01 Discharge of prisoners

DCI 2.01 Discharge of prisoners (doc, 954 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.02 Prisoner placement and reviews

2.02 Prisoner Placement and reviews (Sep 2023 - version 13)
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DCI 2.03 Offender management

DCI 2.03 Offender management (doc, 5 MB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.04 Voluntary starvation

DCI 2.04 Voluntary starvation (doc, 49 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.05 Orientation

DCI 2.05 Orientation (doc, 59 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.07 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners

DCI 2.07 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prisoners
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DCI 2.08 Prisoners with a disability

DCI 2.08 Prisoners with a disability (doc, 56 KB)(opens in a new window)

2.09 Prisoners from culturally and linguisticaly diverse backgrounds

DCI 2.09 Prisoners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (docx, 97 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.11 Prisoner records management

DCI 2.11 Prisoner records management (docx, 109 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.14 Prisoner voting

DCI 2.14 Prisoner voting (docx, 1.9 MB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.15 Infection control in prisons

DCI 2.15 Infection control in prisons (doc, 412 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 2.16 Smoke-free work environment

DCI 2.16 Smoke Free Work Enviroment
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Programs and industry

3.01 Education and training

DCI 3.01 Education and training (docx, 126 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.03 Prison industries

DCI 3.03 Prison Industries (2024 rates)
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3.04 Visits: Personal, professional, Adult Parole Board

DC! 3.04 Visits: personal, professional, adult parole board (docx, 261 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.04A Use of personal video visits in emergencies

DCI 3.04A Use of personal video visits in emergencies (docx, 114 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.06 Fitness, sport and recreation

DCI 3.06 Fitness, sport and recreation (docx, 124 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.07 Religion

DCI 3.07 - Religion
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3.08 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—General

DCI 3.08 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—General (doc, 48 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.09 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviuor—Substance deterrence and treatment

DCI 3.09 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—Substance deterrence and treatment (doc, 38 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.10 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—Detection and testing: Drug and alcohol use

DCI 3.10 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—detection and testing—drug and alcohol use (docx, 172 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.12 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—Violence interventions

DCI 3.12 Programs designed to reduce offending behaviour—Violence interventions (docx, 99 KB)(opens in a new window)

3.17 Peer listener support for prisoners

DCI 3.17 Peer listener support for prisoners (docx, 121 KB)(opens in a new window)

Prisoner services

DCI 4.01 Requests and complaints

DCI 4.01 – Requests and Complaints
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DCI 4.02 Independent prison visitors

DCI 4.02 Independent prison visitors (doc, 187 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.03 Food

DCI 4.03 Food
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DCI 4.04 Hygiene

DCI 4.04 Hygiene (doc, 172 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.05 Prisoners' bedding

DCI 4.05 Prisoners' bedding (doc, 34 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.07 Prisoner communications

DCI 4.07 – Prisoner Communications
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DCI 4.08 Prisoner property

4.08 - Prisoner property
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DCI 4.08A Prisoner property—Pornographic and objectionable material

DCI 4.08A Prisoner property—Pornographic and objectionable material (docx, 112 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.09 Prisoner monies

DCI 4.09 Prisoner monies
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DCI 4.10 Prisoner shop

DCI 4.10 Prisoner shop (doc, 175 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.12 Prisoner volunteers and student placements

DCI 4.12 Prisoner volunteers and student placements (docx, 110 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.13 Opioid substitution therapy program

DCI 4.13 Opioid substitution therapy program (docx, 104 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.15 Forensic intervention services—Critical incident support for prisoners

DCI 4.15 Forensic intervention services—Critical incident support for prisoners (docx, 121 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.16 Prisoner access to videotapes, DVDs and Pay Tv

DCI 4.16 Prisoner access to videotapes and DVDs (docx, 109 KB)(opens in a new window)

DCI 4.17 Communication protocol between health and forensic intervention services

DCI 4.17 Communication protocol between health and offending behaviour programs (doc, 226 KB)(opens in a new window)

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