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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Chapter 6: Prisoners etc

45.Chapter 6 gives the Secretary of State the power to make rules in respect of the employment and payment of prisoners and persons in young offender institutions aged 18 or over, including in respect of reductions in, deductions from or levies upon such payments.

46.Chapter 6 also includes amendments to the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984, which governs the transfer of prisoners to and from the United Kingdom. The amendments provide for transit through Great Britain of prisoners serving sentences of imprisonment and statutory protection from prosecution of prisoners transferred to Great Britain under international prisoner transfer arrangements.

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