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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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Storage of prisoners’ personal property in prison storage facilities

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48.—(1) The Governor must make arrangements for the safe storage of the prisoner’s personal property within the prison storage facilities, except for—

(a)items which a prisoner is allowed to keep in his or her cell or room;

(b)items which a prisoner is allowed to keep on his or her person; and

(c)items specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The Governor may refuse to store in the prison storage facilities any items which the Governor considers to be—

(a)prejudicial to the security or good order of the prison;

(b)prejudicial to the health and safety of any person within the prison;

(c)incompatible with the size of the storage facilities; or

(d)in excess of the share of the prison storage facilities that should reasonably be allocated to the prisoner.

(3) Where the Governor refuses to store any items of a prisoner’s personal property under paragraph (2)—

(a)the Governor must notify the prisoner; and

(b)the property must be disposed of by the Governor or the prisoner in accordance with rule 49.

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