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Administrative Committee

  1. The Administrative Committee is the financial management organ of the Correctional Services Bureau.
  2. The Administrative Committee is composed of one chairperson and two members. The position of chairperson shall be assumed by the Director, while one of the two members must be the Head of Organization, Information and Resources Management Department and the other member must be the Head of Finance and Property Division. When any of the abovementioned positions is vacant or when any the abovementioned personnel is absent or unable to oversee matters, the relevant substitute shall stand in.
  3. The functions and powers of the Administrative Committee include:
    1. (1) Passing the budget proposal and supervising the implementation of the budget;
    2. (2) Verifying the legality of expenditures and authorizing the relevant payments;
    3. (3) Organizing accounting records, making sure the records contain the most recent information and supervising the recording of accounts;
    4. (4) Passing monthly accounts, management accounts and duty accounts that are to be submitted to the competent organ.


Organization, Information and Resources Management Department

  1. The functions and powers of Organization, Information and Resources Management Department include:
    1. (1) Taking charge of planning, managing and utilizing the resources and infrastructures of the Correctional Services Bureau;
    2. (2) Making plans for development and management of human resources;
    3. (3) Researching and making elaborate proposals for the Correctional Services Bureau's performance control, including the measures for standardization of administration and organization;
    4. (4) Devising the Correctional Services Bureau's internal and external coordination and communication mechanism as well as promoting cooperation with regard to this matter;
    5. (5) Cooperating with the subordinate entities to provide relevant support.
  2. Organization, Information and Resources Management Department has the following subunits:
    1. (1) Human Resources Division;
    2. (2) Finance and Property Division;
    3. (3) Organization and Information Division;
    4. (4) Repair and Maintenance Division.


Human Resources Division

The functions and powers of the Human Resources Division include:

  1. (1) Researching and making reports on the strategies of human resources planning, management and development, and periodically predicting, evaluating and analyzing the demand of human resources;
  2. (2) Managing and updating the human resources database;
  3. (3) Devising training schemes and holding related activities based on the development and demand of human resources of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  4. (4) Providing proposals regarding the optimization of the special career and system of the personnel under the Correctional Services Bureau;
  5. (5) Providing administrative support required for Correctional Services Bureau to implement its responsibilities;
  6. (6) Implementing tasks with relevance to the work performance appraisal procedure;
  7. (7) Taking charge of the check-in procedures for new entrants, assisting them in integrating into the Correctional Services Bureau, and promoting the internal interpersonal relationships;
  8. (8) Taking charge of normal administrative affairs and related registration and filing;
  9. (9) Issuing staff cards to the personnel of the Correctional Services Bureau and supervising their use;
  10. (10) Verifying and supervising the time of service provided by the personnel of the Correctional Services Bureau.


Finance and Property Division

The functions and powers of the Finance and Property Division include:

  1. (1) Making and managing researches, opinions and reports on the financial activities of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  2. (2) Making proposals on budget and schemes, and submitting the proposals to the competent organs after they have been passed by the Administrative Committee;
  3. (3) Following up and coordinating on the implementation of the Correctional Services Bureau's budget, reporting periodically to the superiors as to how the budget is implemented and making suggestions on and applying measures for correction where necessary;
  4. (4) Taking charge of work with regard to the salaries, subsidies and deductions, and the relevant verification and correction work;
  5. (5) Verifying, handling and making payments for the Correctional Services Bureau's expenditure based on the certification documents, and especially ensuring the strict observance of law;
  6. (6) Making monthly and yearly records involving the financial management of the Correctional Services Bureau, and submitting the records to the competent organs after they have been passed by the Administrative Committee;
  7. (7) Implementing schemes for the procurement of properties and labor, devising tender rules, conducting procedures for the call of tender, getting quotations and making proposals on the award of contracts in accordance with legal procedures;
  8. (8) Taking charge of property management of the Correctional Services Bureau, as well as the maintenance, safety and repair of vehicles;
  9. (9) Taking charge of the procurement, stockpiling, and distribution of the consumables, food or other items necessary for the operation of the subordinate entities;
  10. (10) Formulating and continually updating the property and equipment inventory of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  11. (11) Providing the logistical support necessary for the daily work of the subordinate entities and other administrative activities;
  12. (12) Ensuring the proper management of properties, especially the stockpiling and conservation of the uniforms and equipment, as well as continually updating the information on the property inventory.

Organization and Information Division
The functions and powers of Organization and Information Division are researching, analyzing and optimizing the overall administrative operation of the Correctional Services Bureau, and taking charge of the development, application and maintenance of information equipment and systems, and in particular:
  1. (1) Formulating research reports on the rationalization of the organization and operation procedures of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  2. (2) Supporting and following up on the implementation of the various administrative reformation measures inside the Correctional Services Bureau, and conducting periodical evaluation;
  3. (3) Researching and proposing for the internal documents procedures and optimizing administrative procedures;
  4. (4) Coordinating with the subunits and the subordinate entities on the formulation of annual activity plans and reports on their implementation;
  5. (5) Designing the most appropriate automatic and computerized information processing system for the rationalization of information channels and implementation of the Correctional Services Bureau’s responsibilities;
  6. (6) Frequently examining and assessing the information system to ensure the quality of information products and guarantee that those products are actually in line with the overall targets of the Correctional Services Bureau as well as the specific targets of the subunits and the subordinate entities;
  7. (7) Making guidelines and suggestions for smooth operation of equipment and applications, and inspecting and testing their use;
  8. (8) Researching and suggesting on the procurement of information equipment and related computer programs, and defining the principles on the procurement of consumables;
  9. (9) Defining security regulations required for ensuring the confidentiality of information, and managing all the login passwords of users of information;
  10. (10) Taking charge of information processing and ensuring the security of the said information;
  11. (11) Reviewing requests made by the subunits and subordinate entities regarding the informatization of procedures, considering the possible impact of such requests on the current and estimated resources, and analyzing the impact brought about by the new information application programs to be used for setting up information channels;
  12. (12) Planning and promoting the use of new information technology to expedite the modernization of the Correctional Services Bureau’s operation and  enhance its efficiency;
  13. (13) Researching and developing the information system as well as guaranteeing its operation, especially in ensuring the normal operation of the management system of the subordinate entities, as well as updating the relevant system;
  14. (14) Suggesting to selectively destroy statistics and data when their retention periods, as prescribed by laws or regulations, end;
  15. (15) Cooperating with other information centres under other public entities and departments of Macao Special Administrative Region to expedite the compatibility of all information processing methods and to promote other activities.


Repair and Maintenance Division

The functions and powers of the Repair and Maintenance Division include:

  1. (1) Researching and suggesting on the improvement proposals for works, facilities and equipment which are conducive to the management and development of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  2. (2) Taking charge to coordinate on the management of the infrastructures of the subunits and subordinate entities, researching and providing support for the procedures and plans for the maintenance, preservation and restoration of the infrastructures, and carrying out construction or maintenance works when necessary;
  3. (3) Taking charge of the repair and maintenance of the facilities and equipment of all subunits and subordinate entities;
  4. (4) Systematically and technically monitoring the subordinate entities’ use of facilities and equipment and formulatingreports regarding records of monitoring and operation to ensure the smooth operation and safety of such facilities and equipment;
  5. (5) Formulating the drawings for contracted works, rules of contract and proposals for invitation for tenders and cooperating with the Finance and Property Division on providing technical support for the procedures of tenders in the areas of works and maintenance;
  6. (6) Organizing and updating the database and files of the drawings for works;
  7. (7) Cooperating with other public entities and departments to promote the Correctional Services Bureau’s standardization and modernization in respect of the techniques of works and industrial safety.


Public Relations and Information Division

The functions and powers of the Public Relations and Information Division include:
  1. (1) Receiving and responding to opinions, suggestions, complaints or objections from the public and submitting the relevant analysis and statistics report;
  2. (2) Periodically evaluating and reviewing the performance of public services provided, and making suggestions for the improvement of service quality, particularly the feasible suggestions regarding complaints, opinions and objections, and adopting the related measures;
  3. (3) Researching and making suggestions for the communication methods between the Correctional Services Bureau and the public and ensuring contact with the media;
  4. (4) Releasing information concerning the Correctional Services Bureau to the public, as per the order of the superior;
  5. (5) Taking charge of the promotion for activities the Correctional Services Bureau is organizing or taking part in, so as to enhance the image of the Correctional Services Bureau and assist in the social reintegration of prisoners and detained youths;
  6. (6) Preparing for seminars, meetings or other activities of the kind, and ensuring the contact between the Correctional Services Bureau and other public or private entities;
  7. (7) Receiving visiting public and private entities, and introducing to them the Correctional Services Bureau's functions and powers;
  8. (8) Receiving visiting competent diplomatic or consular representatives, or other foreign authorities responsible for safeguarding the benefits of prisoners, and coordinating on giving responses to the enquiries made by such representatives or authorities;
  9. (9) Collecting and processing publications or information useful to the Correctional Services Bureau;
  10. (10) Organizing the tasks related to the promotional information and material of the Correctional Services Bureau.


Legal Support Division

The functions and powers of the Legal Support Division include:
  1. (1) Providing opinions and conducting research within the scope of responsibilities of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  2. (2) Cooperating with the subunits and subordinate entities on promoting the formulation of drafts of the laws and regulations concerning the responsibilities of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  3. (3) Providing opinions on the legal matters concerning the execution of the penalty of liberty deprivation and measures of detention and social reintegration within the scope of responsibilities of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  4. (4) Providing opinions on the legal matters concerning the educational guardianship and social reintegration of detained youths within the scope of responsibilities of the Correctional Services Bureau;
  5. (5) Providing legal support for the drafting of contracts;
  6. (6) Proposing for the launch of disciplinary procedures or other investigation procedures and conducting investigation as assigned by the superior;
  7. (7) Carrying out translation work;
  8. (8) Providing technical support to the subunits and subordinate entities as per the order of the superior.

Coloane Prison
  1. Coloane Prison is a public department executing the penalty of liberty deprivation and measures of detention and has the following functions and powers:
    1. (1) Adopting various measures for the correct execution of the above penalty and measures,especiallythose relating to social, economic, familial and psychological support, medical and healthcare assistance, employment, school education, vocational training, cultural, recreational and sports assistance, as well as disciplining the behavior of inmates;
    2. (2) Facilitating the re-integration of sentenced persons into the society;
    3. (3) Coordinating and supervising the social reintegration and custody of inmates within its scope of responsibilities;
    4. (4) Supervising the measures adopted by its subunits for optimizing the work concerning social reintegration and custody;
    5. (5) Coordinating and supervising its subunits’ formulation and updating of individual plans for inmates’ re-adaptation to society;
    6. (6) Facilitating the work of allocating inmates to the respective cell areas based on the criteria for the execution of penalty established by the law;
    7. (7) Arranging for and taking charge of the management of production workshops to ensure the compatibility among the goals for the social reintegration of inmates, the rational use of human and material resources and the guarantee of providing appropriate occupational safety environment;
    8. (8) Organizing inmates’ personal files and the relevant records;
    9. (9) Organizing and updating inmates’ information cards;
    10. (10) Paying attention to the relevant time limits concerning the grant of parole, extended penalty, re-evaluation of detention and extended detention, as well as the end dates of the execution of penalty or security punishment;
    11. (11) Assisting in defining the principles and rules for the formulation of the duty timetables for the Corps of Prison Guards and supervising the arrangements and implementation of duty time;
    12. (12) Taking charge of the personnel, property and equipment allocated to Coloane Prison and the progress of construction works;
    13. (13) Formulating reports and opinions as per requests.
  2. Under the permission of the Director of Correctional Services Bureau, Coloane Prison shall provide opinions for the management of safety or order of the Youth Correctional Institution, as well as offer technical and operational support.
  3. Under the permission of the Director of Correctional Services Bureau, Coloane Prison shall provide opinions and administrative and technical support to the Youth Correctional Institution in respect of hygiene and medical and healthcare assistance within its scope of responsibilities.
  4. Coloane Prison is divided into the Male Detention Zone and the Female Detention Zone, with each Zone divided into two sub-zones, one for remandees and the other for sentenced persons.
  5. Coloane Prison can also establish one or more special incarceration areas at the locations other than the zones described in the above Clause to incarcerate inmates put in the preventive category, inmates bound by the system of absolute or limited incommunicability with the outside world, as well as inmates on whom the special security measure of isolation is applied.
  6. Under the permission of the competent member of the Government, Coloane Prison can exceptionally execute the security punishment of detention.
  7. Coloane Prison is required to define, through the internal regulations recognized by the supervising entity above the Correctional Services Bureau, the detailed and specific regulations concerning the organization and operation of the subunits.

The subunits of Coloane Prison are:
(1) Social Assistance, Education and Training Division;
(2) Security and Vigilance Division.

Social Assistance, Education and Training Division
  1. While handling affairs involving the following persons, the Social Assistance, Education and Training Division shall be the social reintegration department described in the penal and criminal procedure laws and the laws governing execution of penalty and security punishment:
    1. (1) Suspects on remand;
    2. (2) Persons sentenced to the penalty of liberty deprivation;
    3. (3) Persons sentenced to the security punishment of detention in Coloane Prison.
  2. As a social reintegration department, the Social Assistance, Education and Training Division has the following functions and powers:
    1. (1) Making reports required for decision-making as prescribed by law;
    2. (2) Evaluating inmates' personality;
    3. (3) Making individual plans for re-adaptation to the society as prescribed by law.
  3. The Social Assistance, Education and Training Division also has the following general functions and powers:
    1. (1) Organizing and promoting educational, sports and cultural activities, with the aim of enhancing inmates' social and cultural levels;
    2. (2) Coordinating on the allocation of inmates to different work fields in order to get inmates as accustomed to the work distributed as possible, making it easier for them to get employed again after release;
    3. (3) Providing assistance for the visits to the inmates and supervising inmates' contact with the outside world;
    4. (4) Building contact with other organizations, especially those with responsibilities for the prevention and treatment of drug dependence, so that the work on prevention of drug dependence can be carried out in the Prison;
    5. (5) Researching and making suggestions regarding the remuneration system and productivity encouragement system for inmates;
    6. (6) Taking charge of providing primary healthcare and medical care assistance to inmates.
  4. The work of Social Assistance, Education and Training Division should be coordinated with the work of the Department of Social Rehabilitation under the Social Welfare Bureau.

Security and Vigilance Division
Security and Vigilance Division is the prison affairs department or prison affairs technical department described in the penal and criminal procedure laws and the laws governing the execution of penalty and security punishment, and its functions and powers include:
    1. (1) Ensuring the safety of the facilities and equipment of the Prison and the necessary vigilance towards inmates, and making arrangements for escorting inmates to the outside;
    2. (2) Formulating reports required for decision-making as prescribed by law;
    3. (3) Conducting actions regarding transfer of sentenced persons according to international and regional cooperation agreement, when requested by the competent authority.
    4. (4) Formulating and implementing the duty timetables of the personnel of the Corps of Prison Guards.

Youth Correctional Institution
  1. The Youth Correctional Institution is the educational institution described in the law, and its target clients are:
    1. (1) Youths awaiting to be presented to the judge;
    2. (2) Youths entrusted to the care of the Youth Correctional Institution;
    3. (3) Youths ordered to be observed under the detention system;
    4. (4) Youths on whom the detention measure is applied.
  2. The Youth Correctional Institution, as an educational institution, has the following functions and powers:
    1. (1) Formulating reports required for decision-making as prescribed by law;
    2. (2) Carrying out the observation of youths;
    3. (3) Formulating the individual education plans as prescribed by law;
    4. (4) Assisting the judicial authorities in the correct implementation of various measures, especially those relating to social, economic, familial and psychological support, medical and healthcare assistance, employment, school education, vocational training, cultural, recreational and sports assistance, as well as disciplining the behavior of youths.
  3. The Youth Correctional Institution also has the following general functions and powers:
    1. (1) Promoting the education of detained youths;
    2. (2) Taking charge of the personnel, property and equipment allocated to the Youth Correctional Institution and the progress of construction works.
  4. The Youth Correctional Institution is led by a Director whose position is equivalent to that of a Head of Department.
  5. The Director of the Youth Correctional Institution has the functions and powers to ensure the safety and order of the Youth Correctional Institution, and can request for technical and operation support from Coloane Prison without prejudice to the application of Clause 2 of Article 15.
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