This standard is also known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ and is a landmark update of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners first adopted in 1955 and the result of five years of negotiations among Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), including UNODC, civil society groups and independent experts and consultants. (October 2015)
All in-person personal visits to Victorian prisons have been suspended until further notice while the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is assessed. Visits will recommence as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.
For more information on how Corrections Victoria is responding to the potential risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), see Our response to coronavirus (COVID-19).