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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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Prisoners’ personal property

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46.—(1) For the purposes of this rule and rules 47 to 49, a prisoner’s “personal property” comprises all items of property which are not prohibited articles or unauthorised property and which—

(a)belong to the prisoner and are brought to the prison by the prisoner;

(b)are sent to the prisoner at the prison;

(c)are brought to the prisoner at the prison by a visitor; or

(d)are purchased by the prisoner within prison.

(2) The prisoner’s personal property must be—

(a)stored in the prisoner’s cell or room in accordance with rule 47;

(b)stored in the prison storage facilities in accordance with rule 48; or

(c)disposed of by the Governor or the prisoner in accordance with rule 49.

(3) An officer must make a written note in the prisoner’s record of all of the prisoner’s personal property other than—

(a)property purchased by the prisoner within the prison;

(b)letters or other written communications sent to the prisoner; and

(c)any property which is perishable or edible.

(4) Where a record is prepared in terms of paragraph (3), the prisoner concerned must—

(a)be given the opportunity to check its accuracy; and

(b)thereafter, be required to sign it.

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