- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.
(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 “” 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)]
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: