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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

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Chapter 5No release on weekends or public holidays

50No release on weekends or public holidays

(1)Where (but for this subsection) a prisoner would fall to be released by virtue of this Part on a day which is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the prisoner must instead be released on the last preceding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.

(2)In subsection (1), “public holiday” means any day on which, in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers, public offices or other facilities likely to be of use to the prisoner in the area in which the prisoner is likely to be following release will be closed.

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