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Prison Service and Commissioner of Prisons

229 | Commissioner-General of Prisons and Correctional Service

Mar 03, 2013 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Final Draft for Referendum, 1 February 2013)
COPAC's 'final' draft released in July 2012 was subjected to further negotiations after Zanu PF raised some objections to the document. This clause was one of those amended. See the 2012 entry to view the revisions made.
  1. The Prisons and Correctional Service is under the command of a Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service appointed by the President after consultation with the Minister responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service.
  2. The Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service is appointed for a five-year term which may be renewed once.
  3. A person who has served as Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service may not be appointed to the command of any other security service.
  4. The Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service must exercise his or her command in accordance with general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service acting under the authority of the President.

228 | Minister responsible for Correctional Service

Mar 03, 2013 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Final Draft for Referendum, 1 February 2013)
COPAC's 'final' draft released in July 2012 was subjected to further negotiations after Zanu PF raised some objections to the document. This clause was one of those amended. See the 2012 entry to view the revisions made.

The President must appoint a Minister to be responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service.

10.18 | Prison and Correctional Service and its functions

Dec 07, 2012 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Draft, including a ZANU PF amendment, July 2012)
ZANU PF proposed amendments to this clause after COPAC released the final draft. These changes are highlighted in the text below.
  1. There is a Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service which is responsible for—
    1. the protection of society from criminals through the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted persons and others who are lawfully required to be detained, and their reintegration into society;  and
    2. the administration of correctional facilities.
  2. The Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service must be non-partisan, national in character, patriotic, professional and subordinate to the civilian authority as established by this Constitution.
  3. An Act of Parliament must provide for the organisation, structure, management, regulation, discipline and, subject to section 11.26, the conditions of service of members of the Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service.

11.23 | Minister responsible for Correctional Service

Dec 06, 2012 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Draft, 17 July 2012)
ZANU PF proposed amendments to this clause after COPAC released the final draft. Use the right hand filter option to see the changes they wanted
This clause was subsequently amended as a result of party political disagreements over the July 2012 COPAC Draft. The changes that were made as a result of further negotiations (after the release of this draft) are highlighted in the text below.

The President must appoint a Minister to be responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service.

11.23 | Minister responsible for Correctional Service

Dec 07, 2012 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Draft, including a ZANU PF amendment, July 2012)
ZANU PF proposed amendments to this clause after COPAC released the final draft. These changes are highlighted in the text below.

The President must appoint a Minister to be responsible for the Correctional Service.

[Zanu PF deleted this clause as a proposed amendment]

 

11.24 | Commissioner-General of Correctional Service

Dec 06, 2012 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Draft, 17 July 2012)
ZANU PF proposed amendments to this clause after COPAC released the final draft. Use the right hand filter option to see the changes they wanted
This clause was subsequently amended as a result of party political disagreements over the July 2012 COPAC Draft. The changes that were made as a result of further negotiations (after the release of this draft) are highlighted in the text below.
  1. The Prisons and Correctional Service is under the command of a Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service appointed by the President after consultation with the Minister responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service.
  2. The Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service is appointed for a five-year term which may be renewed once.
  3. A person who has served as Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service may not be appointed to the command of any other security service.
  4. The Commissioner-General of the Prisons and Correctional Service must exercise his or her command in accordance with general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the Prisons and Correctional Service acting under the authority of the President.

10.19 | Commissioner of Prison and Correctional Service

Dec 07, 2012 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (COPAC Draft, including a ZANU PF amendment, July 2012)
ZANU PF proposed amendments to this clause after COPAC released the final draft. These changes are highlighted in the text below.
  1. The Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service is under the command of a Commissioner-General of the  Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service appointed by the President after consultation with the Minister responsible for the Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service.
  2. The Commissioner-General of the Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service  is appointed for a five-year term which may be renewed once two five-year terms which may be renewed annually.
    3. A person who has served as Commissioner-General of the Correctional Service may not be appointed to the command of any other security service.
  3. The Commissioner-General of the Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service must exercise his or her command in accordance with general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the Correctional Service Prison and Correctional Service.

99 | Prison Service and Commissioner of Prisons

Dec 01, 2009 - Comments: 0
Constitution of Zimbabwe (at 13th Feb, 2009)
  1. There shall be a Prison Service for the administration of prisons in Zimbabwe and for the protection of society from criminals through the incarceration and rehabilitation of offenders and their re-integration into society.
  2.  Subject to the provisions of an Act of Parliament, the Prison Service shall be under the command of the Commissioner of Prisons, who shall be appointed by the President after consultation with such person or authority as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.
  3. An Act of Parliament shall make provision for the organisation, administration and discipline of the Prison Service, including the appointment of persons to offices or ranks in the Prison Service, their removal from office or reduction in rank, their punishment for breaches of discipline and the fixing of their conditions of service.

 

151 | Commissioner of Prisons

Nov 18, 2010 - Comments: 0
Law Society of Zimbabwe (2010)
  1. The Prison Service is under the command of a Commissioner of Prisons appointed by the President on the advice of the Security Services Commission and with the approval of the Senate.
  2. The Commissioner of Prisons is appointed for one non-renewable five-year term.
  3. A person who has served as Commissioner of Prisons may not be appointed to the command of any other Security Service.
  4. The Commissioner of Prisons must exercise his or her command in accordance with general directions of policy given by the Minister responsible for prisons.
  5. Policy directions referred to in subsection (4) cease to have effect thirty days after their issue unless they have been approved by the National Assembly.

197 | Prison Service and its function

Dec 01, 2009 - Comments: 0
Kariba Draft Constitution (2007)

There is a Prison Service of Zimbabwe, which is responsible for–

    1. the administration of prisons in Zimbabwe; and
    2. the protection of society from criminals through the incarceration and rehabilitation of offenders and their re-integration into society.

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16 March 2013
The Constitutional Referendum will be held on 16 March 2013. Polling stations will be open for 12 hours between 7am and 7pm on polling day, but Eric Matinenga, the Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, has said he plans to lobby the 'powers that be' to have polling over two days. This is because very high turn out is expected on the day.

29 June 2013
If the draft constitution is accepted by Zimbabweans, the Cabinet Taskforce responsible for aligning the new constitution with existing laws has until 29 June to do so. 29 June is the last day of seating for the 7th parliament. The taskforce is made up of: Patrick Chinamasa,  Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Tendai Biti, Eric Matinenga and the three Copac co-chairs Douglas Mwonzora, Paul Mangwana and Edward Mkhosi.

15 - 30 July 2013
Zimbabweans could vote in the first harmonized elections under a new constitution anytime between the 15th and 30th July this year.

 

 

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