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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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115.—(1) The Governor may order that a punishment imposed under rule 114(1), other than a caution, is to be suspended for a period of up to six months from the date of the Governor’s decision under rule 113(16).

(2) Where a prisoner is found guilty of a further breach of discipline committed during the period of suspension ordered by the Governor under paragraph (1), the Governor dealing with that breach of discipline may direct—

(a)that the suspended punishment is to take effect;

(b)that the suspended punishment and the further punishment (except for cellular confinement under rule 114(1)(d)) are to be served consecutively;

(c)that the period or amount of the suspended punishment is to be reduced and will take effect as so reduced;

(d)that the suspended punishment is to be suspended again for a period of up to six months from the date of the Governor’s direction;

(e)that the further punishment is to be suspended for a period of up to six months from the date of the Governor’s direction; or

(f)that both the suspended punishment and the further punishment are to be suspended for a period of up to six months from the date of the Governor’s direction.

(3) In this rule “suspended punishment” means a punishment suspended in accordance with paragraph (1) and “further punishment” means a punishment imposed for a further breach of discipline committed during the period of suspension referred to in paragraph (1).

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