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What
Security Ratings enable prisoners to be matched to prison resources that can cater to
their level of security risk. This includes escorting requirements as well as prison
locations.
Why
Corrections Regulations 2009, R 22, states:
(1) A prisoner’s classification –
(a) Includes decisions about a prisoner’s security rating, placement and
sentence plan…
Consistent with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 in assigning
a security rating to prisoners, Corrections Victoria ensures that prisoners are managed in
the least restrictive way based on an objective assessment of their security risk.
When
Security Ratings are assigned to prisoners on reception into the prison system and are
reviewed throughout their term of imprisonment.
Who
Generally, Sentence Management Panels and Case Management Review Committees
have the authority to determine a prisoner’s security rating. However certain categories of
prisoners required an additional level of approval:
 Major Offenders and Special Category prisoners subject to Supervision
Orders – require approval by Assistant Commissioner, Sentence
Management Branch
 Special Category – require approval by Manager, Sentence Management Unit
Operations
 Prisoners under the age of 18 – require approval by the Commissioner via
HRMAP
In addition, Review and Assessment Committees are not authorised to:
 raise a prisoner’s security rating (unless they have previously lowered the
rating)
 lower a prisoner’s rating where there is an asterisk ascribed
 lower a rating more than one level.
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SENTENCE MANAGEMENT MANUAL
This Commissioner’s Requirement describes the key processes and considerations in
determining prisoner’s security ratings.
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Contents
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Security Ratings
1.1
Security Rating A1*
1.2
Security Rating A2
1.3
Security Rating B
1.4
Security Rating C
1.5
Asterisk
Determining Security Ratings
Security Rating Tools used to Determine Initial Security Ratings (Sentenced & Remand)
Rules for scoring the sections of the Security Ratings Tools
4.1 Severity of charge or offence
4.2 Severity of prior criminal convictions
4.3 History of escapes/ attempted escapes within the past 10 years
4.4 History of Institutional Violence
4.5 Prior Major Offence Convictions
4.6 Drug / Alcohol History
4.7 Stability Factors at time of Arrest
4.8 Current Age
Determining when to Override
5.1
Non- discretionary overrides – Remand (unsentenced) prisoners
5.2
Non Discretionary Overrides – Sentenced Prisoners
5.3
Discretionary Overrides – Higher Security Rating (All prisoners)
5.4
Discretionary Overrides – Lower Security Rating (All prisoners)
Ascribing an Asterisk to a Security Rating
Recording Security Ratings
Progression through Security Ratings
Schedules
Schedule AC3.1:
Schedule AC3.2:
Schedule AC3.3:
Schedule AC3.4:
Schedule AC3.5:
Initial Security Rating Form - Male
Initial Security Rating Form - Female
Remand Security Rating Form - Male
Remand Security Rating Form - Female
Offence Severity Scale
Related Policy and Procedures
Migration Act 1958
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Corrections Regulations 2009
Secretary’s Classification Rules and Procedures
SMM AC 2 - Sentence Management Panels
SMM AC 3 - Determining a prisoners placement
SMM AC 5 - Developing a Sentence Plan
SMM AC 7 - Special Category prisoners
SMM AC 8 - Major Offenders
SMM PM 1 - Review and Assessment Committees
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Security Ratings
The Corrections Regulations 2009 (R 22 [2]) specifies that a prisoner can be given one of the following
security ratings:
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High security
Maximum security
Medium security
Minimum security
In accordance with the Regulations, the security rating system in Victoria is a six tier system comprising of
the following ratings:
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1.1
A1*
A2
B
C
C1
C2
high security
maximum security
medium security
restricted minimum security
minimum security
minimum security
Security Rating A1*
A prisoner may only have the rating of A1* imposed or removed with the approval of the Assistant
Commissioner, Sentence Management Branch.
This high security rating will always have an asterisk attached.
An A1* security rating may be applied in the following circumstances:
 following a recent escape, or serious attempt to escape, from a maximum security location
 where an escape or placement of the prisoner at a less secure location would engender a high
level of public anxiety
 where the prisoner is assessed as being likely to constitute a significant danger to the
community if at large and possesses the motive, capacity and/or resources to effect an escape
 where the prisoner poses a major threat to the physical safety of other prisoners or staff, or the
good order and security of the prison
 where the prisoner requires the highest level of protection from other prisoners.
1.2
Security Rating A2
An A2 security rating may be applied to the following categories of prisoners:
 those who have, or may have (eg. as a result of being on remand), a significant portion of a
lengthy sentence still to serve
 those who have an outstanding serious charge, or a series of charges, which may attract a
substantial sentence
 those whose escape might seriously endanger the community
 those who have recently escaped or attempted to escape from a secure location, or those with a
history of such escapes or attempted escapes
 those who are convicted of serious offences (for example: murder, manslaughter, rape, child
abuse, drug trafficking, armed robbery)
 those who are assessed as being likely to present significant management problems if placed in
a less restrictive environment
 those who have a level of notoriety which would cause the community to expect the highest
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levels of supervision to be applied
 when advice is received that the prisoner may be charged with further serious offences.
1.3
Security Rating B
A B security rating denotes medium security and will be applied in the following circumstances:
 prisoners who do not represent a serious escape risk, but who may lack the stability to be
contained or trusted without the existence of physical barriers
 prisoners who do not represent a serious escape risk but about whom there is a risk to the
community, on the basis of the prisoner’s:
o length of sentence to serve
o notoriety
o criminal history
o offence
o any other consideration
 prisoners about whom there would be serious concerns in relation to breaches of security were
they to be placed in an environment without physical barriers
1.4
Security Rating C
A C rating (restricted minimum) will be applied when the prisoner is assessed as being a minimal escape
risk but requires supervision.
A C1 rating will be applied when the prisoner is assessed as being a minimal escape risk but requires
limited supervision.
A C2 rating will be applied to those prisoners who represent a very low escape risk, and who can be
trusted in open conditions without constant supervision.
1.5
Asterisk
An asterisk (*) may be ascribed to any security rating, with the exception of C2.
The asterisk is not to be taken as indicating that the prisoner is to be placed on a more stringent regime
than other prisoners who have the same security rating with no asterisk attached.
For further detail, see ‘6. Ascribing an Asterisk to a Security Rating’, below.
2.
Determining Security Ratings
Under R 22 of the Corrections Regulations:
(1) A prisoner’s classification (a)
(b)
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includes decisions about a prisoner’s security rating, placement and sentence plan; and
may include reasons for decisions made under paragraph (a), directions as to future
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Under R 25 of the Corrections Regulations:
When determining or varying a prisoner’s classification, a sentence management panel or a review
and assessment committee must consider the risk the prisoner presents to prison security, the
community, himself, herself or any other person, having regard to any one of the following (a) the nature of the offence for which the prisoner has been charged or convicted;
(b) the risk of the prisoner escaping, or attempting to escape, from custody;
(c) the risk of the prisoner committing a further offence and the impact the commission of the
further offence is likely to have on the community
(d) any risk the prisoner poses to prison management, security and good order;
(e) any risk the prisoner poses to the welfare of himself or herself and any other person;
(f) the length of the prisoner’s sentence or, if the prisoner is awaiting trial, the maximum
sentence applicable to the offences in respect of which the prisoner has been charged;
(g) any other matter considered relevant to prison management, security and good order and
the safe custody and welfare of the prisoner.
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
Staff, in carrying out their duties as described in this procedure, must comply with the provisions of the
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (‘the Charter’), ensuring that all prisoners are
accorded appropriate human rights as defined by the Charter.
Section 38(1) of the Charter provides, ‘…it is unlawful for a public authority to act in a way that is
incompatible with a human right or, in making a decision, to fail to give proper consideration to a relevant
human right.’
Charter rights may be limited, but only to the extent that the limitation is reasonable and demonstrably
justified. In determining, what is reasonable staff must take into account the nature of the right, the purpose
of the limitation and whether there is another way of addressing the requirement which is less restrictive on
the prisoner’s human rights.
While some rights will be restricted because a person is imprisoned, the fact that a person is deprived of
liberty does not void all rights. The usual Charter tests for determining what is a reasonable limitation on
rights will apply.
The Corrections Regulations must be interpreted in light of the Charter. This means that Charter rights must
be considered when applying the Regulations. The Charter must therefore be considered whenever a
security rating is determined (upon reception) or reviewed as this is a decision for the purposes of section
38 of the Charter.
In addition, when determining security ratings for prisoners less than 18 years, additional rights under the
Charter and international law apply. In particular, the best interests of the child are a primary consideration.
3.
Security Rating Tools used to Determine Initial Security Ratings
(Sentenced & Remand)
All prisoners are automatically ascribed an A2 security rating on reception into prison custody. Following
this, a determination of a prisoner’s security rating forms one part of the classification process conducted by
the Sentence Management Branch. Each prisoner is assigned a security rating based upon individually
assessed circumstances. This includes sentenced and remand (unsentenced) prisoners.
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Remand prisoners are required to be seen by a Sentence Management Panel within fourteen working days
of their reception into prison custody.
Sentenced prisoners are required to be seen by a Sentence Management Panel within fourteen working
days of sentencing or their reception into prison custody.
In order to determine the prisoner’s initial security rating staff must complete the appropriate Security
Rating Tool. Currently there are four Security Rating Tools:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Initial Security Rating Tool for Male Sentenced Prisoners (Schedule AC3.1)
Initial Security Rating Tool for Female Sentenced Prisoners (Schedule AC3.2)
Security Rating Form for Male Remand Prisoners (Schedule AC3.3)
Security Rating Form for Female Remand Prisoners Schedule AC3.4).
In administering all versions of the Security Rating Tools, staff assess the following factors:
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4.
severity of charge or offence
severity of prior criminal convictions
history of escapes/attempted escapes within the past 10 years
history of institutional violence
prior major offence convictions
drug/alcohol history
stability factors at time of arrest (education, employment, stability of residence)
age.
Rules for scoring the sections of the Security Ratings Tools
4.1 Severity of charge or offence
In order to score this section, staff must consider all charges and offences for which the prisoner is
currently being held in custody. This information can be found in the Sentence / Remand History screen in
PIMS. The Offence Severity Scale (Schedule AC3.5) is used to determine the charge or offence severity.
For multiple charges, the charge with the highest severity level should be used in scoring this item.
4.2 Severity of prior criminal convictions
In order to score prior criminal convictions, staff must review the prisoner’s criminal history for the past 10
years (contained in E*Justice), not including the current offence, to determine the most severe conviction in
the prisoner’s history. The Offence Severity Scale is used to determine the severity level of the most
severe prior conviction.
4.3 History of escapes or attempted escapes within the past 10 years
In order to score history of escapes or attempted escapes, staff must review the incidents module in PIMS,
the prisoner’s criminal history, leap warnings and the Risk and Recommended Actions module in E*Justice.
In reviewing the above information, staff need to determine whether, in the past 10 years, the prisoner has
escaped or attempted to escape. If the answer is yes, they need to consider the following:
 Did the escape or attempted escape occur in the past year?
o the timeframe used should be actual date of the escape (or attempt), not the date of any
subsequent conviction
 What level of security facility the escape or attempted escape was from (low or medium, or
maximum)?
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Low security
Minimum prisons
Minimum security youth justice centres
Escape during arrest
Escape from a CCPP (if the prisoner was
escorted as a minimum prisoner)
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Medium or maximum security
Maximum or medium security prisons
Escort vans
Police cells
Secure court complexes
Secure youth justice centres
Escape from a CCPP (if the prisoner was
escorted as a medium or maximum prisoner)
Note: if staff, after a thorough investigation, are unable to obtain information regarding where
the escape or attempted escape was from, it should be scored as occurring from a low
security facility.
 Whether there was any violence used in the escape or attempted escape?
o violence in this context includes threatening behaviour, such as the use of weapons or
hostage taking.
If a prisoner receives a score in this section staff must update the prisoners ‘E’ risk alert in the Risk and
Recommended Actions Module in E*Justice.
4.4 History of Institutional Violence
In scoring this element, staff must review the incident module in PIMS and score the prisoner’s
documented and proven (‘proven’ being a conviction at court or General Manager’s Disciplinary Hearing)
institutional violence in the past 10 years. Staff need to determine what is the most serious proven incident
and consider whether:
 the injury the victim received was a ‘serious injury’
 a weapon was used.
If a prisoner receives a score in this section, staff must update the prisoners ‘V’ risk alert in the Risk and
Recommended Actions Module in E*Justice.
4.5 Prior Major Offence Convictions
In scoring this section, staff must review the prisoner’s criminal history in E*Justice and count the number
of prior criminal convictions. This does not include the convictions or charges that they are currently in
custody for. Staff are only to count offences, in the last 10 years, that are rated higher than ‘low’ on the
Offence Severity Scale which have resulted in either a term of imprisonment, Intensive Correction Order or
suspended sentence.
4.6 Drug and Alcohol History
In scoring this section, staff must assess the prisoner’s level of alcohol and/or drugs use in the past 5 years
and determine whether the prisoner was an occasional recreational user (drugs) or seriously dependant on
drugs and/or alcohol. In order to assess this, staff should review the Reception Assessment and the Level
of Service (LS) risk assessment. If this information is not available, staff will need to rely on the prisoner’s
self-report in assessing the degree of abuse or addiction.
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4.7 Stability Factors at Time of Arrest
In this section, staff must award a score (-1) for each element that was applicable at the time of the
prisoner’s arrest. Information to score this section can be obtained from the Level of Service (LS) risk
assessment or Reception Assessment, however staff may be required to base the scoring on the prisoner’s
self-report.
If a prisoner did not complete year 11, but has subsequently completed a vocational or tertiary qualification,
they should receive a score (-1) for ‘completed at least year 11 in secondary education’.
In relation to scoring whether the prisoner was in full time employment for at least one year at the time of
arrest, prisoners who have been in receipt of a disability pension are to be scored as if they were in full time
employment.
An additional stability factor is contained in the female security rating tools, which enables a score (-1) if the
female prisoner was a full time carer of dependant children or relative(s) for at least one year at the time of
arrest.
In relation to scoring whether a prisoner lived at the same address in Victoria for the last 12 months,
Aboriginal prisoners (male and female) are to receive a score (-1) if they lived in the same tribal area for the
12 months prior to arrest.
4.8 Current Age
Staff are to assign a score based on the age of the prisoner at time of interview.
Once all the above sections are scored, the objective security rating tool provides a raw score,
which then converted into a security rating. Staff must then determine whether the rating
determined by the tool needs to be overridden (either higher or lower).
5.
Determining when to Override
Overrides can be discretionary or non-discretionary. Both types of overrides are governed by Corrections
Victoria policy regarding which characteristics / behaviours warrant specific consideration in determining
prisoners’ security rating.
Non-discretionary overrides occur because Corrections Victoria has specified that certain types of offenders
cannot receive certain security ratings. There are some minor differences in the non-discretionary overrides
applicable to sentenced or remand prisoners.
Discretionary overrides allow staff to increase or decrease a security rating indicated by the Security Rating
Tool, based on the prisoner’s behaviour or status.
5.1
Non- discretionary overrides – Remand (unsentenced) prisoners
The non-discretionary overrides for remand prisoners are:
 Insufficient information to justify lower security rating
This is applied in circumstances where a prisoner has been allocated a minimum security rating by
the Security Rating Tool; however staff have been unable to obtain the level of information required
to support a minimum security placement.
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A prisoner who has an outstanding charge of murder will not be given a security rating of less
than A2 without the approval of the Manager, Sentence Management Unit Operations.
Remand prisoners may be considered for a minimum security rating however, recommendations for
a minimum security rating must be referred to the Manager, Sentence Management Unit
Operations for approval and will be based on information from the following sources:
o
o
o
o
o
Informant briefs or clerk advice regarding the context surrounding the offence and reasons
why bail was not granted
Police or Corrections Victoria’s intelligence, including information regarding outstanding
matters
‘V’ and ‘E’ (Violence and Security) flags and risk alerts, as well as details as to why these
alerts have been raised
Previous custody and community correctional history
PIMS and E*Justice information, particularly ‘S’ (suicide) & ‘P’ (psych) flags and risk alerts
 Fail Bail
If a remand prisoner’s current changes include ‘fail bail’ they are not eligible for a minimum security
rating.
 Identified Drug User Status (refer below for explanation).
5.2
Non Discretionary Overrides – Sentenced Prisoners
Should a sentenced prisoner have one of the following characteristics, staff cannot assign them a C1 or C2
security rating:
 Identified Drug User (IDU) status
The proven involvement in a prison-based drug or alcohol incident results in the imposition of an
‘Identified Drug User’ (IDU) status. A prisoner is not eligible for a C1 or C2 security rating until such
time as an IDU-N (neutral) status is achieved. Prisoners with an IDU status who do not present as
an escape or management risk may be considered for a C (restricted minimum) rating.
5.3
Discretionary Overrides – Higher Security Rating (All prisoners)
Staff must consider the following to determine whether the scored security rating needs to be increased:
 Not legally clear
If a prisoner has outstanding criminal court matters, they will not generally be given a security
rating less than C (restricted minimum). However if the outstanding matters are for violent or sex
offence they will not generally be given a security rating less than B. In addition, a prisoner will not
generally be considered suitable for a minimum security rating, if they are appealing their
conviction or if the Office of Public Prosecutions are appealing the sentence length.
A minimum security rating may only be granted after careful assessment of the case including the
nature of further charges and likelihood of additional time to be served. The informant’s view should
also be sought and documented. If the prisoner has bail granted for the outstanding charges, this
should work in their favour with regard to the security rating. A prisoner appealing their sentence
may be considered for a minimum security rating, provide all other minimum security rating
considerations have been met. In these instances staff should initially consider the prisoners
suitability for a C (restricted minimum) rating.
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A person who has an outstanding charge of murder will not be given a security rating of less than
A2 without the approval of the Manager, Sentence Management Unit Operations.
A prisoner who has a current youth justice sentence will not generally be given a security rating of
less than B until such time as the Youth Parole Board has decided whether the balance of the
sentence will be transferred to adult imprisonment.
 Current Management Problem
This refers to situations when a prisoner has demonstrated a pattern of non-compliant behaviour
(recorded incidents) that indicates that they cannot be managed in a less restrictive regime because
they:
o
o
o
o
require an increased level of supervision
pose a threat to the physical safety of other prisoners or staff
pose a threat to the physical well being of themself
pose a treat to the good order of the prison.
Consideration would also be given to a prisoner’s recent history of using or dealing in drugs or
alcohol which may predispose them to attempt to acquire, use or traffic drugs or alcohol in prison, if
placed in a less restrictive environment.
A prisoner who, within the preceding 12 months, has been convicted of any offence relating to
the introduction of drug or alcohol into a prison (including conspiracy) will not, except in
exceptional circumstances, be considered for a security rating less than B.
 Current Escape Threat
Any prisoner who has been convicted of escape or attempted escape during their current term
of imprisonment will not be eligible for a minimum security rating, unless exceptional
circumstances exist. In these circumstances a minimum security rating can only be approved by the
Assistant Commissioner, Sentence Management Branch, following endorsement by the
Commissioner, Corrections Victoria.
Staff should also consider whether a prisoner has a history of escape or escape attempts (including
suspicion of such) or has access to resources to support escape. A C (restricted minimum) rating
maybe considered appropriate for prisoners with an escape history but who are longer deemed a
significant risk, and who require preparation for transition to an open camp or release.
 Known Gang Affiliation / Disruptive Group
Prisoners who are members of organised groups that are connected to criminal activity may receive
anti-social support. Anti-social support (as opposed to pro-social support) includes practical and
emotional pressure placed on the prisoner to commit further offences. In a prison environment,
membership of gangs or disruptive groups can increase a prisoner’s likelihood for non-complaint
behaviour and may place themselves, other prisoners and staff at risk.
 Deportation/ Extradition
Extradition
A prisoner subject to extradition or where there is some possibility of extradition will not generally
be considered for reduction of security rating below C (restricted minimum), unless exceptional
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circumstances exist. In these circumstances a minimum security rating can only be approved by the
Assistant Commissioner, Sentence Management Branch.
Unlawful Non Citizens
Non-Australian citizens may be granted temporary or permanent visas by the Department of
Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Both types of visas can be cancelled if a person is
sentenced to a term of imprisonment. DIBP will advise the Sentence Management Branch where
this applies and the impact their imprisonment has on their visa.
People on temporary visas (usually tourist or student visas) become unlawful non-citizens upon
imprisonment. DIBP issues a bridging visa that expires once the sentence has completed. Once the
bridging visa expires, subject to the outcome of any appeals, the person is removed from Australia.
Unlawful non citizens are considered potential security risks, and will not be granted a C1 or C2
security rating. These prisoners remain eligible for a C (Restricted Minimum) security rating if
assessed as being a minimal escape risk, however are not eligible to participate in Rehabilitation
and Transition Permits.
Visa Holders
Any prisoner on a permanent visa who has been;
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
Found guilty of a sexually based offence against a minor, or
Is serving, or has in the past served a term of imprisonment of 12 months or more;
will become Unlawful Citizens and subject to mandatory visa cancellation under section 501 of the
Migration Act 1958. These prisoners will be automatically deported or taken into immigration custody
upon release from prison, whilst any appeal process is finalised. Given this, Visa holders will not be
granted a C1 or C2 security rating. These prisoners remain eligible for a C (Restricted Minimum)
security rating if assessed as being a minimal escape risk, however are not eligible to participate in
Rehabilitation and Transition Permits. An asterisk must be assigned to their security rating and SMB
staff are to be proactive in addressing any contact by DIBP regarding these prisoners.
Visa holders who do not fit the above mentioned criteria are not considered a potential security risk
until such time as their visa is actually cancelled, at which point they become unlawful non citizen,
and the above applies. Prisoners within this category remain eligible for a Restricted Minimum,
C1 or C2 security rating provided all other minimum security rating considerations have been met.
 Intelligence Information
Staff must review all available intelligence information to determine whether there is any information
that suggests the prisoner poses a risk if not supervised within a secure facility. This could include
information suggesting involvement in the introduction of contraband or possible future escape
attempts.
 Offence is more severe than indicated
The specific details of the offence need to be considered and assessed to determine whether the
nature of the prisoner’s offence is likely to engender concern within the community. This is
particularly the case where a violent or sexual offender is being considered for a security rating that
may mean that they are permitted outside the walls of a prison or where the particular placement
may depreciate the seriousness of the offence.
An offence may be considered more severe when:
o
o
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the victim(s) suffered serious psychological trauma
it involved multiple victims
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o
o
o
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it was extremely violent or heinous
it was a violent or sexual offence(s) in which a weapon was involved
there were multiple offences
the victim(s) were under 16 or over 60 or considered otherwise vulnerable.
This override option is also relevant when considering the security rating of a prisoner convicted of
arson offences, as staff will need to assess whether the prisoner may be at risk of lighting fires if not
closely supervised.
 History of Instability
If a prisoner has exhibited unsettled or unpredictable behaviour during the current or recent terms of
imprisonment, they may not be able to be managed effectively in environments that provide minimal
supervision without posing an unacceptable risk to the prisoner themselves, prison security, the
community or any other person.
A range of factors, including environmental factors, management techniques and disability may
trigger such behaviours, and these factors need to be incorporated into the management of the
prisoner, so as to avoid setting a higher than necessary security rating.
 High Profile/ Notoriety
The prisoner’s notoriety could relate to the nature of the crime, arrest or trial proceedings, or alleged
involvement in criminal activity of a sophisticated nature. The assessment process must take into
account the safety of the prisoner, risk to the community, and the risk to community confidence in
the administration of justice.
 Time left to serve
Decisions are guided by the prisoner’s effective sentence, based on the time between their
reception into prison and their expected release date. Consideration should be given to length of
time served, time left to serve and likelihood of parole.
The initial security rating for prisoners sentenced to 10 years or more must be at least A2,
except with the approval of the Manager, Sentence Management Unit Operations.
Special Category prisoners are eligible to be considered for a C (restricted minimum) rating in the
final five years of their sentence.
Special Category prisoners will not be considered for a C1 minimum security rating until the final
three years of their sentence.
Special Category prisoners are only eligible for a C2 rating in the last 12 months of their sentence.
The Commissioner may approve a minimum security rating (C1) and minimum security placement
for a Special Category prisoner with more than three years of their sentence remaining only if
exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated.
5.4
Discretionary Overrides – Lower Security Rating (All prisoners)
Staff must consider the following to determine whether the score allocated by the Security Rating Tool
needs to be lowered:
 Pregnant (Female Security Rating Tools only)
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An override should be considered for any pregnant prisoner as a stabilising or behaviour-limiting
factor. This may not be relevant in the early stages of pregnancy.
 Offence is less severe than indicated
This refers to instances where a prisoner have scored highly due the apparent seriousness of
current or prior offences (in accordance with the Offence Severity Scale). This override can be used
where the specific elements of the offending is at the less serious end of the offending scale. For
example, a prisoner has been convicted of aggravated burglary, however, the details of the offence
indicates that the prisoner did not use of a weapon or actual threats of violence. Another example is
where the prisoner was an accomplice rather than the primary perpetrator.
 Prior good institutional conduct
This refers to instances where prisoners have demonstrated, through previous sentences, that they
have behaved appropriately in a medium and minimum security environment and therefore should
be considered for similar a rating on additional sentences.
 Isolated or minor prior institutional misconduct
Similar to the above override option, this refers a prisoners, who have a number of incidents
recorded but have generally demonstrated an ability to be managed appropriately in a medium or
minimum security environment.
6.
Ascribing an Asterisk to a Security Rating
An asterisk (*) may be ascribed to a security rating (other than a C2). This asterisk indicates that:
 the Sentence Management Branch will monitor the progress of a prisoner more closely
 Review and Assessment Committees are not authorised to lower these prisoners’ security
ratings and must refer the case to Sentence Management Branch for approval.
The following categories of prisoners must have an (*) ascribed to their rating:
 Special Category prisoners
 Major Offenders
 prisoners who have an Identified Drug User status
 all prisoners with an A1 rating
 prisoners who are not legally clear
 all remand (unconvicted) prisoners
 prisoners who are not ’Special Category‘ prisoners or ’Major Offenders‘ but, on the basis of
special circumstances are assessed by a Sentence Management Panel as requiring an *.
7.
Recording Security Ratings
A prisoner’s security rating is recorded and updated in PIMS. When recording the security rating staff must
assign a security condition. The security condition identifies why the prisoner has been ascribed their
current rating. There are 25 different security conditions to choose from and multiple conditions can be
added. In particular:
 all Special Category prisoners must have Special Category as a condition, regardless of their
security rating
 if staff have used a non-discretionary override due to a prisoner having an IDU status or being
not legally clear this should be reflected in the security condition.
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Progression through Security Ratings
A cornerstone of sentence management policy is that prisoners are held in the least restrictive environment
possible. As a result, the expectation is that prisoners will work their way through the security levels with the
aim of being released from the least restrictive environment possible. Therefore, Review and Assessment
Committees should review prisoners regularly throughout their sentence to consider whether the prisoner’s
security rating should be raised or lowered.
8.1
Role of the Case Management and Review Committee
Case Management Review Committees have the delegation to reduce a prisoner’s security rating by one
level, except in circumstances where a prisoner has an asterisk ascribed to their security rating. In these
circumstances the Case Management Review Committee provides a recommendation to a Sentence
Management Panel.
Reduction of a prisoner’s security rating is contingent upon several factors including:
1.
The prisoner’s conduct
2.
The passage of time
3.
Satisfactory progress by the prisoner in complying with
the Sentence Plan
Case Management Review Committees can only raise a security rating by one level if they have previously
reduced a prisoner’s security rating. In all other situations, the Case Management Review Committee can
only recommend an increase of security rating for approval by a Sentence Management Panel.
Situations where it may be appropriate to raise a prisoner’s security rating could include:
1.
Following a prisoner’s alleged involvement in a serious
incident
2.
Receiving a positive urinalysis result or involvement in a
drug related incident
3.
Receipt of advice of pending deportation or extradition
4.
Receipt of advice of further outstanding criminal court
matters
Whilst the prisoner may apply to the Case Management Review Committee at any time to have their
security rating lowered, it is generally expected that prisoners will remain at the same security level for a
period of three months after initial classification or two months after arrival at their classified location, unless
otherwise identified in their Sentence Plan.
8.2
What must be considered?
Currently there is no objective security rating tool used when reviewing a prisoner’s security rating.
However, in reviewing a prisoner’s security rating, the Corrections Regulations require Case Management
Review Committees and Sentence Management Panels to consider the risk the prisoner presents to prison
security, the community, himself, herself or any other person, having regard to:
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(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
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the nature of the offence for which the prisoner has been charged or convicted;
the risk of the prisoner escaping, or attempting to escape, from custody;
the risk of the prisoner committing a further offence and the impact the commission of the
further offence is likely to have on the community
any risk the prisoner poses to prison management, security and good order;
any risk the prisoner poses to the welfare of himself or herself and any other person;
the length of the prisoner’s sentence or, if the prisoner is awaiting trial, the maximum
sentence applicable to the offences in respect of which the prisoner has been charged;
any other matter considered relevant to prison management, security and good order and the
safe custody and welfare of the prisoner.
When reviewing security ratings, Case Management Review Committees and Sentence Management
Panels must adhere with Corrections Victoria policies regarding eligibility for certain security
ratings. Details of these polices are contained in the section above titled Determining When to
Override.
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Schedules
The following Schedules are attached:
Schedule AC3.1:
Schedule AC3.2:
Schedule AC3.3:
Schedule AC3.4:
Schedule AC3.5:
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Initial Security Rating Form - Male
Initial Security Rating Form - Female
Remand Security Rating Form - Male
Remand Security Rating Form - Female
Offence Severity Scale
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AC 3
Schedule AC3.1
Corrections Victoria
Initial Security Rating Form : Male Sentenced Prisoner
Sentence Management Manual - Schedule: AC3.1 - April 2014
Male Sentenced Prisoner
1. Identification - Prisoner Details
Surname:
First Name
CRN Number:
JAID Number:
Date Sentenced:
Initial Classification Date:
VISAT / Tier 1 Date:
Legal Status:
Leave Blank if Nil VISAT
Non Parole Period:
Aggregate Term:
Outstanding Warrants:
Prison Location:
Most Serious Current
Charge or Offence:
Male Sentenced Prisoner
2. Custody Evaluation
A) Severity of Charge or Offence
(Score the most severe current charge or offence using the Offence Severity Scale – OSS)
Low
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
1
3
5
7
B) Severity of prior criminal Convicitons
(Score the most severe prior conviction in the past 10 years using the OSS)
None
Lowest
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
0
1
3
5
7
C) History of Escape or Attempts to escape within past 10 years
(Juvenile and Adult, from facilities, Police or escorts)
Range
No escapes or attempts to escape
0
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility over 1 year ago without violence / threat of violence
1
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility \within the past year without violence / threat of violence 3
Escape (or attempt) from medium/maximum security without threat / violence within past 10 years
5
Escape (or attempt) from any correctional facility with violence within the past 10 years
7
0
D) History of Institutional violence
(Score the most serious documented and proven incident within the past 10 years.)
None
Assault or behaviour NOT resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour NOT involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
0
Range
0
2
5
7
Custody Score : Total Values of A - D
(If score is 10 or higher maximum security should be assigned)
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CRN:
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E) Prior Major Offence Convictions
(Count the number of prior serious convictions within the past 10 years)
None
One
Two or more
0
Range
0
1
2
F) Drug / Alcohol History
(In the past 5 years)
No use
Occasional recreational use
Serious dependence on drugs or alchohol
0
Range
0
1
2
G) Stability factors at time of Arrest
(Enter -1 for each applicable category)
Completed at least Year 11 in Secondary Education
Employed Full time for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Lived at same address in Victoria last 12 months
Full time Education for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Range
-1
-1
-1
-1
H) Current Age
25 or younger
26 to 35
36 to 45
46 to above
0
Range
1
0
-1
-2
Subtotal Score : Total Values of E - H
0
Male Sentenced Prisoner
3. Assigned Security Rating and Recommendations
(Security Rating is automatically calculated based on evaluation results)
Items A-D, Maximum Security Rating Score
10 or more points for Custody Score
Maximum (MAX)
Items A-H, Total Security Rating Score
12 or more points
6 to 11 points
5 or fewer points, with oustanding warrant
5 or fewer points
Maximum (MAX)
Medium (MED)
Restricted Minimum (R-MIN)
Minimum (MIN)
Current Total S/R Score
Initial Security Rating Level
0
0
(Calculation based on evaluation results for Items A - H)
Is override of the Initial Security Rating recommended?
Yes/No
If override is recommended - does the case need to be approved by the Duty SMB Manager?
Yes/No
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Male Sentenced Prisoner
4. Override of Security Level
A) Mark 'Yes' against factors that apply to this inmate for purpose of over-riding scored security rating level
Non-Discretionary Over-Ride
(Security Rating level must be no lower than restricted minimum security)
IDU
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Higher Security level)
Not legally clear
Current management problem
Current escape threat
Known gang affiliation/disruptive group
Deportation / Extradition
Intelligence information
Offence is more severe than indicated
History of instability
High profile/notoriety
Time left to serve
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Lower Security Level)
Offence is less severe than indicated
Prior good institutional conduct
Isolated or minor prior institutional misconduct
C) Indicate final Security Rating
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
Date:
Name:
Assistant Managers Code:
Title:
Male Sentenced Prisoner
5. Override Cases That Must be Approved by Duty SMB Manager
A) Recommended Security Level is Approved - Yes/No
B) Give rationale if recommended security level is not approved
C) If recommended security rating is not approved, Indicate final security rating to be applied:
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
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Signature:
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
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Date:
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AC 3
Schedule AC3.2
Corrections Victoria
Initial Security Rating Form : Female Sentenced Prisoner
Sentence Management Manual - Schedule: AC3.2 - April 2014
Female Sentenced Prisoner
1. Identification - Prisoner Details
Surname:
First Name
CRN Number:
JAID Number:
Date Sentenced:
Initial Classification Date:
VISAT / Tier 1 Date:
Legal Status:
Leave Blank if Nil VISAT
Non Parole Period:
Aggregate Term:
Outstanding Warrants:
Prison Location:
Most Serious Current
Charge or Offence:
Female Sentenced Prisoner
2. Custody Evaluation
A) Severity of Charge or Offence
(Score the most severe current charge or offence using the Offence Severity Scale – OSS)
Low
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
1
3
5
7
B) Severity of prior criminal Convicitons
(Score the most severe prior conviction in the past 10 years using the OSS)
None
Lowest
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
0
1
3
5
7
C) History of Escape or Attempts to escape within past 10 years
(Juvenile and Adult, from facilities, Police or escorts)
Range
No escapes or attempts to escape
0
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility over 1 year ago without violence / threat of violence
1
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility \within the past year without violence / threat of violence 3
Escape (or attempt) from medium/maximum security without threat / violence within past 10 years
5
Escape (or attempt) from any correctional facility with violence within the past 10 years
7
0
D) History of Institutional violence
(Score the most serious documented and proven incident within the past 10 years.)
None
Assault or behaviour NOT resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour NOT involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
0
Range
0
2
5
7
Custody Score : Total Values of A - D
(If score is 10 or higher maximum security should be assigned)
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CRN:
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E) Prior Major Offence Convictions
(Count the number of prior serious convictions within the past 10 years)
None
One
Two or more
0
Range
0
1
2
F) Drug / Alcohol History
(In the past 5 years)
No use
Occasional recreational use
Serious dependence on drugs or alchohol
0
Range
0
1
2
G) Stability factors at time of Arrest
(Enter -1 for each applicable category)
Full time Carer (residential dependant children, wholly dependant relative)
Completed at least Year 11 in Secondary Education
Employed Full time for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Lived at same address in Victoria last 12 months
Full time Education for at least 1 year at time of arrest
H) Current Age
25 or younger
26 to 35
36 to 45
46 to above
0
Range
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
Range
1
0
-1
-2
Subtotal Score : Total Values of E - H
0
Female Sentenced Prisoner
3. Assigned Security Rating and Recommendations
(Security Rating is automatically calculated based on evaluation results)
Current Total S/R Score
Items A-D, Maximum Security Rating Score
10 or more points for Custody Score
Maximum (MAX)
Items A-H, Total Security Rating Score
12 or more points
6 to 11 points
5 or fewer points, with oustanding warrant
5 or fewer points
Maximum (MAX)
Medium (MED)
Restricted Minimum (R-MIN)
Minimum (MIN)
Initial Security Rating Level
0
0
(Calculation based on evaluation results for Items A - H)
Is override of the Initial Security Rating recommended?
Yes/No
If override is recommended - does the case need to be approved by the Duty SMB Manager?
Yes/No
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Female Sentenced Prisoner
4. Override of Security Level
A) Mark 'Yes' against factors that apply to this inmate for purpose of over-riding scored security rating level
Non-Discretionary Over-Ride
(Security Rating level must be no lower than restricted minimum security)
IDU
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Higher Security level)
Not legally clear
Current management problem
Current escape threat
Known gang affiliation/disruptive group
Deportation / Extradition
Intelligence information
Offence is more severe than indicated
History of instability
High profile/notoriety
Time left to serve
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Lower Security Level)
Pregnant
Offence is less severe than indicated
Prior good institutional conduct
Isolated or minor prior institutional misconduct
C) Indicate final Security Rating
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
Date:
Name:
Assistant Managers Code:
Title:
5. Override Cases That Must be Approved by Duty SMB Manager
Female Sentenced Prisoner
A) Recommended Security Level is Approved - Yes/No
B) Give rationale if recommended security level is not approved
C) If recommended security rating is not approved, Indicate final security rating to be applied:
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Signature:
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Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Title:
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
Date:
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AC 3
Schedule AC3.3
Corrections Victoria
Initial Security Rating Form : Male Remand Prisoner
Sentence Management Manual - Schedule: AC3.3 - April 2014
Male Remand Prisoner
1. Identification - Prisoner Details
Surname:
First Name
CRN Number:
JAID Number:
Reception Date:
Initial Classification Date:
Legal Status:
Outstanding Warrants:
Prison Location:
Most Serious Current
Charge or Offence:
Male Remand Prisoner
2. Custody Evaluation
A) Severity of Charge or Offence
(Score the most severe current charge or offence using the Offence Severity Scale – OSS)
Low
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
1
3
5
7
B) Severity of prior criminal Convicitons
(Score the most severe prior conviction in the past 10 years using the OSS)
None
Lowest
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
0
1
3
5
7
C) History of Escape or Attempts to escape within past 10 years
(Juvenile and Adult, from facilities, Police or escorts)
Range
No escapes or attempts to escape
0
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility over 1 year ago without violence / threat of violence
1
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility \within the past year without violence / threat of violence 3
Escape (or attempt) from medium/maximum security without threat / violence within past 10 years
5
Escape (or attempt) from any correctional facility with violence within the past 10 years
7
0
D) History of Institutional violence
(Score the most serious documented and proven incident within the past 10 years.)
None
Assault or behaviour NOT resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour NOT involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
0
Range
0
2
5
7
Custody Score : Total Values of A - D
(If score is 10 or higher maximum security should be assigned)
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CRN:
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E) Prior Major Offence Convictions
(Count the number of prior serious convictions within the past 10 years)
None
One
Two or more
0
Range
0
1
2
F) Drug / Alcohol History
(In the past 5 years)
No use
Occasional recreational use
Serious dependence on drugs or alchohol
0
Range
0
1
2
G) Stability factors at time of Arrest
(Enter -1 for each applicable category)
Completed at least Year 11 in Secondary Education
Employed Full time for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Lived at same address in Victoria last 12 months
Full time Education for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Range
-1
-1
-1
-1
H) Current Age
25 or younger
26 to 35
36 to 45
46 to above
0
Range
1
0
-1
-2
Subtotal Score : Total Values of E - H
0
Male Remand Prisoner
3. Assigned Security Rating and Recommendations
(Security Rating is automatically calculated based on evaluation results)
Items A-D, Maximum Security Rating Score
10 or more points for Custody Score
Maximum (MAX)
Items A-H, Total Security Rating Score
12 or more points
6 to 11 points
5 or fewer points, with oustanding warrant
5 or fewer points
Maximum (MAX)
Medium (MED)
Medium (MED)
Minimum (MIN)
Current Total S/R Score
Initial Security Rating Level
0
0
(Calculation based on evaluation results for Items A - H)
Is override of the Initial Security Rating recommended?
Yes/No
If override is recommended - does the case need to be approved by the Duty SMB Manager?
Yes/No
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CRN:
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Male Remand Prisoner
4. Override of Security Level
A) Mark 'Yes' against factors that apply to this inmate for purpose of over-riding scored security rating level
Non-Discretionary Over-Ride
(Security Rating level must be no lower than restricted minimum security)
Insufficient information to justify lower rating
IDU
Fail Bail
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Higher Security level)
Current management problem
Current escape threat
Known gang affiliation/disruptive group
Deportation / Extradition
Intelligence information
Offence is more severe than indicated
History of instability
High profile/notoriety
Potential length of sentence
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Lower Security Level)
Offence is less severe than indicated
Prior good institutional conduct
Isolated or minor prior institutional misconduct
B) If Over-Ride is recommended, give rationale (required):
2
Test
C) Indicate final Security Rating
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
Date:
Name:
Assistant Managers Code:
Title:
Male Remand Prisoner
5. Override Cases That Must be Approved by Duty SMB Manager
A) Recommended Security Level is Approved - Yes/No
B) Give rationale if recommended security level is not approved
C) If recommended security rating is not approved, Indicate final security rating to be applied:
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Signature:
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Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Title:
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
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AC 3
Schedule AC3.4
Corrections Victoria
Initial Security Rating Form : Female Remand Prisoner
Sentence
Management Manual - Schedule: AC3.4 - Commencement Date :April 2014
Female Remand Prisoner
1. Identification - Prisoner Details
Surname:
First Name
CRN Number:
JAID Number:
Reception Date:
Initial Classification Date:
Legal Status:
Outstanding Warrants:
Prison Location:
Most Serious Current
Charge or Offence:
Female Remand Prisoner
2. Custody Evaluation
A) Severity of Charge or Offence
(Score the most severe current charge or offence using the Offence Severity Scale – OSS)
Low
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
1
3
5
7
B) Severity of prior criminal Convicitons
(Score the most severe prior conviction in the past 10 years using the OSS)
None
Lowest
Moderate
High
Greatest
0
Range
0
1
3
5
7
C) History of Escape or Attempts to escape within past 10 years
(Juvenile and Adult, from facilities, Police or escorts)
Range
No escapes or attempts to escape
0
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility over 1 year ago without violence / threat of violence
1
Escape (or attempt) from low security facility \within the past year without violence / threat of violence 3
Escape (or attempt) from medium/maximum security without threat / violence within past 10 years
5
Escape (or attempt) from any correctional facility with violence within the past 10 years
7
0
D) History of Institutional violence
(Score the most serious documented and proven incident within the past 10 years.)
None
Assault or behaviour NOT resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour NOT involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
Assault or behaviour involving a weapon and resulting in serious injury
0
Range
0
2
5
7
Custody Score : Total Values of A - D
(If score is 10 or higher maximum security should be assigned)
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CRN:
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E) Prior Major Offence Convictions
(Count the number of prior serious convictions within the past 10 years)
None
One
Two or more
0
Range
0
1
2
F) Drug / Alcohol History
(In the past 5 years)
No use
Occasional recreational use
Serious dependence on drugs or alchohol
0
Range
0
1
2
G) Stability factors at time of Arrest
(Enter -1 for each applicable category)
Full time Carer (residential dependant children, wholly dependant relative)
Completed at least Year 11 in Secondary Education
Employed Full time for at least 1 year at time of arrest
Lived at same address in Victoria last 12 months
Full time Education for at least 1 year at time of arrest
H) Current Age
25 or younger
26 to 35
36 to 45
46 to above
0
Range
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
Range
1
0
-1
-2
Subtotal Score : Total Values of E - H
0
Female Remand Prisoner
3. Assigned Security Rating and Recommendations
(Security Rating is automatically calculated based on evaluation results)
Items A-D, Maximum Security Rating Score
10 or more points for Custody Score
Maximum (MAX)
Items A-H, Total Security Rating Score
12 or more points
6 to 11 points
5 or fewer points, with oustanding warrant
5 or fewer points
Maximum (MAX)
Medium (MED)
Medium (MED)
Minimum (MIN)
Current Total S/R Score
Initial Security Rating Level
0
0
(Calculation based on evaluation results for Items A - H)
Is override of the Initial Security Rating recommended?
Yes/No
If override is recommended - does the case need to be approved by the Duty SMB Manager?
Yes/No
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Female Remand Prisoner
4. Override of Security Level
A) Mark 'Yes' against factors that apply to this inmate for purpose of over-riding scored security rating level
Non-Discretionary Over-Ride
(Security Rating level must be no lower than restricted minimum security)
Insufficient information to justify lower rating
IDU
Fail Bail
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Higher Security level)
Current management problem
Current escape threat
Known gang affiliation/disruptive group
Deportation / Extradition
Intelligence information
Offence is more severe than indicated
History of instability
High profile/notoriety
Potential length of sentence
Discretionary Over-Ride
(Lower Security Level)
Pregnant
Offence is less severe than indicated
Prior good institutional conduct
Isolated or minor prior institutional misconduct
B) If Over-Ride is recommended, give rationale (required):
2
Test
C) Indicate final Security Rating
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
Date:
Name:
Assistant Managers Code:
Title:
Female Remand Prisoner
5. Override Cases That Must be Approved by Duty SMB Manager
A) Recommended Security Level is Approved - Yes/No
B) Give rationale if recommended security level is not approved
C) If recommended security rating is not approved, Indicate final security rating to be applied:
High A1*
Maximum A2
Maximum A2*
Medium B
Medium B*
Restricted Minimum C
Restricted Minimum C*
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Minimum C1
Minimum C1*
Mimimum C2
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Date:
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Schedule AC3.5
OFFENCE SEVERITY SCALE
GREATEST SEVERITY (Score 7)



The most serious crimes against the person that involve intentional high or extreme levels of
physical violence and/or the threat of physical violence
Serious escape custody offences – refers to escapes or attempted escapes from medium/maximum
security facilities which may or may not include the use of violence
Sex offences involving penetration and high-level additional violence
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
MURDER
ATTEMPT MURDER
CONSPIRACY TO MURDER
ABDUCTION AND KIDNAPPING
SEXUAL OFFENCES
AGGRAVATED SEX PEN
AGGRAVATED RAPE
OTHER
TERRORISM
ESCAPE CUSTODIAL FACILITY (SECURE PERIMETER – EG. MED/MAX
PRISONS, CUSTODY CENTRE, PRISONER TRANSPORT, POLICE CELLS)
HIGH SEVERITY (Score 5)





Serious crimes against a person involving violence and posing significant physical risk to
victims/potential victims
Offences that result in significant injury to victim (i.e. death) that is not intentional and/or the result
of negligence
The most serious property crimes, usually posing physical risk or potential physical risk to victims
Sexual offences involving penetration but not involving physical violence or threats of physical
violence
Escape custody offences from minimum security environments
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
MANSLAUGHTER
DRIVING CAUSING DEATH
DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY/FALSE IMPRISONMENT
ARMED ROBBERY/ROBBERY
AGGRAVATED BURGLARY
INTENTIONALLY CAUSE INJURY/SERIOUS INJURY
STALKING
SEXUAL OFFENCES
RAPE
SEXUAL PENETRATION OF A MINOR
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DETERMINING SECURITY RATINGS
AC 3
INCEST
PROPERTY OFFENCES
PROPERTY DAMAGE BY FIRE OR EXPLOSION (ARSON)
OTHER
SELL/USE/MANUFACTURE WEAPON/EXPLOSIVE
POSSESS FIREARM
ESCAPE CUSTODIAL FACILITY (MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON, YTC)
MODERATE (Score 3)
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Violent offences against the person of a degree unlikely to result in serious injury
Property offences not involving violence
Offences against lawful authority
Drug related offences that impact others
Sexual offences that do not involve penetration
Low level escape offences
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
ASSAULT
RECKLESSLY CAUSE INJURY
NEGLECT OF PERSON UNDER CARE
OTHER DANGEROUS/NEG ACT ENDANGER PERSON
BLACKMAIL OR EXTORTION
SEXUAL OFFENCES
NON-ASSAULT SEX OFFENCE
POSSESS/DISTRIBUTE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
PROPERTY OFFENCES
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
UNLAWFUL ENTRY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
BURGLARY
PROPERTY DAMAGE
DRUG OFFENCES
DEAL OR TRAFFIC IN ILLICIT DRUGS
MANUFACTURE OR CULTIVATE ILLICIT DRUGS
OTHER
SUBVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE (PERJURY/CONTEMPT)
POSSESS WEAPON (EXCLUDING FIREARMS)
POSSESS AMMUNITION
INTIMIDATE/HARASS WITNESS
RESIST/HINDER POLICE/JUSTICE OFFICIAL
LOW-LEVEL ESCAPE (ABSCOND FROM POLICE)
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION/REGULATION OFFENCES
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AC 3
LOW (Score 1)
Lower level offences including dishonesty, public disorder and regulatory breaches
Minor drug offences
Does not include crimes of violence
Sexual offences relating to indecent exposure/flashing
CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NON-VIOLENT
PUBLIC NUISANCE/LOITERING/ OFFENSIVE
BEHAVIOUR/DISORDERLY CONDUCT
SEXUAL OFFENCES
INDECENT EXPOSURE
PROPERTY OFFENCES
RECEIVE OR HANDLING PROCEEDS OF CRIME
SHOPSTEAL
FRAUD/FORGERY/FALSE INSTRUMENTS
DRUG OFFENCES
POSSESSION/USE OF ILLICIT DRUGS
OTHER
DECEPTION OFFENCES
BRIBERY
BREACH OF PAROLE/BAIL/JUSTICE ORDER/RESTRAINING ORDER
PROSTITUTION
LIQUOR/TOBACCO OFFENCES
BETTING
CRIMINAL INTENT
CONSPIRACY
IMMIGRATION REGULATION OFFENCES
DRIVING OFFENCES (EXCEED BAC, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE,
UNLICENSED DRIVING, ROADWORTHINESS OFFENCES, ETC)
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