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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 95: Powers to arrest and detain persons believed to fall within section 4A(3) of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984

576.This section inserts new sections 4D, 4E, and 4F into the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984. It creates a procedure for the arrest and detention of a person believed to be unlawfully at large from a foreign jurisdiction and who is present in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this section is to ensure that a person can be arrested and detained in custody while the relevant Minister determines whether or not to issue a warrant transferring responsibility for the continued enforcement of the prisoner’s sentence from the country in which it was imposed to the United Kingdom.

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