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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Central administration

    1. 1. General control over prisons in Scotland.

    2. 2. Appointment of officers and servants for the purposes of this Act.

    3. 3. General superintendence of prisons.

    4. 3A. Medical services in prisons.

    5. 4. General duties in relation to prisons.

    6. 5. Report to Parliament.

    7. 6. Annual return of punishments.

    8. 7. Appointment and functions of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland.

    9. 8. Visiting committees.

    10. 9. Appointment of prison ministers.

  3. Confinement and treatment of prisoners

    1. 10. Place of confinement of prisoners.

    2. 11. Removal of prisoners for judicial and other purposes.

    3. 12. Photographing and measuring of prisoners.

    4. 13. Legal custody of prisoner.

    5. 14. Legalised police cells.

    6. 15. Right of sheriff or justice to visit prison.

  4. Discharge of prisoners

    1. 16. Discharge of prisoners.

    2. 17. Allowances to prisoner on discharge.

    3. 18. Constitution and functions of Parole Board and local review committees.

  5. Detention and transfer of young offenders

    1. 19. Remand centres and young offenders institutions.

    2. 20. Temporary detention of persons liable to detention in young offenders institution or remand centre.

    3. 20A. Transfer of young offenders to prison or remand centre.

    4. 21. Transfer to prison of persons over 21, and maximum age for detention in young offenders institution.

  6. Release on licence, etc.

    1. 22. Release on licence of persons serving determinate sentences.

    2. 23. Release on licence without recommendation of Parole Board.

    3. 24. Remission for good conduct.

    4. 25. Release on licence of children convicted on indictment.

    5. 26. Release on licence of persons sentenced to imprisonment for life, etc.

    6. 27. Power of Secretary of State to discharge prisoners temporarily on account of their health.

    7. 28. Revocation of licences and conviction of prisoners on licence.

    8. 29. Determination of age.

  7. Supervision after release

    1. 30. Supervision of certain prisoners after release.

    2. 31. Supervision of children after release.

    3. 32. Supervision of persons released from young offenders institution.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 33. Duties of governor of prison.

    2. 33A. Power of governor to delegate functions.

    3. 34. Notification of and inquiry into death of prisoner.

    4. 35. Return of warrants for or sentences of imprisonment.

    5. 36. Legal estate in prison.

    6. 37. Discontinuance of prison.

    7. 38. Acquisition of land for prisons.

    8. 39. Rules for the management of prisons and other institutions.

    9. 40. Persons unlawfully at large.

    10. 40A. Warrants for arrest of escaped prisoners.

    11. 41. Unlawful introduction of tobacco, etc., into prison.

    12. 41A. Powers of search by authorised employees.

    13. 41B. Testing prisoners for drugs.

    14. 41C. Testing of prisoners for alcohol.

    15. 41D. Unlawful disclosure of information by medical officer.

    16. 42. Exercise of power to make rules, etc.

    17. 43. Interpretation.

    18. 44. Expenses.

    19. 45. Amendments and repeals.

    20. 46. Short title, commencement and extent.

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. The Parole Board

        1. 1.The Parole Board shall include among its members—

        2. 2.A person appointed to be a member of the Parole...

        3. 3.There shall be paid to the members of the Board...

        4. 4.The expenses of the Board under the last foregoing paragraph...

        5. 5.The Board shall as soon as practicable after the end...

      2. Local review committees

        1. 6.The Secretary of State may out of moneys provided by...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Amendment of enactments

      1. Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 2.In section 87(1) and (3) of that Act, after the...

      2. Army Act 1955

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Air Force Act 1955

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Naval Discipline Act 1957

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 6.In section 88 of that Act, in subsection (3)(c), for...

      5. Criminal Justice Act 1961

        1. 7.In section 30(1)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 1961, for...

      6. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1963

        1. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. Criminal Justice Act 1967

        1. 9.In section 69(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, for...

      8. Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968

        1. 10.In section 52 of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968, for...

      9. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975

        1. 11.In section 205A(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975,...

        2. 12.For section 206(1) of that Act, there shall be substituted...

        3. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        6. 16.In section 462(1) of that Act, for the words “Prisons...

      10. Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980

        1. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      11. Contempt of Court Act 1981

        1. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984

        1. 19.In section 74(8) of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984,...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

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