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Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953

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[F134AConveyance etc. of List A articles into or out of prisonN.I.

(1)A person who, without authorisation—

(a)brings, throws or otherwise conveys a List A article into or out of a prison,

(b)causes another person to bring, throw or otherwise convey a List A article into or out of a prison,

(c)leaves a List A article in any place (whether inside or outside a prison) intending it to come into the possession of a prisoner, or

(d)knowing a person to be a prisoner, gives a List A article to him,

is guilty of an offence.

(2)In this section “authorisation” means authorisation given for the purposes of this section—

(a)in relation to all prisons or prisons of a specified description, by prison rules or the [F2Department]; or

(b)in relation to a particular prison, by the [F2Department] or by the governor of the prison.

(3)Authorisation may be given to specified persons or persons of a specified description—

(a)in relation to specified articles or articles of a specified description;

(b)in relation to specified acts or acts of a specified description; or

(c)on such other terms as may be specified.

  • In this subsection “specified” means specified in the authorisation.

(4)Authorisation given by the [F2Department] otherwise than in writing shall be recorded in writing as soon as is reasonably practicable after being given.

(5)Authorisation given by the governor of a prison shall—

(a)be given in writing; and

(b)specify the purpose for which it is given.

(6)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or to a fine (or both)]

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