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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989

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33Duties of governor of prison

The governor of a prison shall—

(a)as far as practicable, visit the whole of the prison and see every prisoner at least once in every 24 hours, and, in default of such daily visits, state in his journal the extent of and the reason for such default;

(b)as soon as practicable draw the attention of the medical officer to any prisoner whose state of mind or body appears to require attention and carry into effect the written directions of the medical officer as to alterations in the discipline or treatment of such prisoner;

(c)notify the medical officer without delay of the illness of any prisoner, and deliver to him daily a list of prisoners complaining of illness;

(d)deliver to the chaplain and to the medical officer lists of prisoners confined to their cells; and

(e)keep records regarding the commitment to and liberation from the prison of prisoners committed thereto in pursuance of criminal warrants and when so required exhibit such records to the sheriff within whose jurisdiction the prison is situated.

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