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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011

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Disposal of prisoner’s personal property

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49.—(1) This rule applies to any items of a prisoner’s personal property which the Governor has refused—

(a)to allow a prisoner to store in his or her cell or room under rule 47(2); or

(b)to store in the prison storage facilities under rule 48(2).

(2) The prisoner must arrange for the disposal of any item to which this rule applies, his or her own expense, within 2 months of receiving notification from the Governor under rule 47(3) or 48(3).

(3) Where the prisoner fails to make arrangements for the disposal of any item under paragraph (2), the Governor may—

(a)arrange for the disposal or destruction of the item in accordance with the prisoner’s wishes;

(b)where the Governor has a return address for the item, return the item to the person who sent it to the prisoner; or

(c)store the item in the prison storage facilities until alternative arrangements can be made for the disposal of the item.

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