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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. 4.General duties in relation to prisons

    5. 5.Report to Parliament

    6. 6.Annual return of punishments

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

    8. 8.Visiting committees

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

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

    4. 36.Legal estate in prison

    5. 37.Discontinuance of prison

    6. 38.Acquisition of land for prisons

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

    8. 40.Persons unlawfully at large

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

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

    11. 43.Interpretation

    12. 44.Expenses

    13. 45.Amendments and repeals

    14. 46.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Provisions as to Parole Board and local review committees.

    2. Schedule 2

      Amendment of enactments.

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals.

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