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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

New Section 4C of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984:  Transfer of responsibility to the United Kingdom

575.This new section provides that the effect of a warrant under section 4A issued in respect of a person who has fled to the United Kingdom is to authorise the taking into custody and the detention of the relevant person in the United Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of that warrant. The powers and processes in respect of the transfer of responsibility to the United Kingdom for the continued enforcement of the sentence mirror those already in place under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act in respect of a physical transfer of a sentenced person into the United Kingdom.

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