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)
Visits to Victorian prisons are suspended until further notice. Visits will recommence as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so. For more information on Corrections Victoria's response to the risk of COVID-19, see Our response to COVID-19.