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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Multiple custody-only sentences

101.Paragraph 1(1) provides that paragraph 1 applies where a prisoner is serving, or is likely to serve, two or more custody-only sentences and is not serving, or is not likely to serve, any other custodial sentence. Paragraph 1(2) provides that Part 2 of the Act applies subject to the modifications specified in paragraph 1(3) i.e. that a reference to a prisoner’s sentence in sections 5 and 28(1) are to be read as a reference to the sentence with the latest date of expiry.

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