Prison Service Instructions (PSIs)

There are a number of rules, regulations and guidelines by which prisons are run. These are outlined in Prison Service Instructions (PSIs).

All Prison Service operating instructions are published as PSIs. They have a fixed expiry date.

PSI Numerical Index 1997 - 2009 (PDF 0.55mb)

PSI and AI Numerical List 2009 onwards (PDF 0.23mb)

Subject Index (PDF 0.13mb) 

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