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Prison Act 1952

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Central administration

    1. 1. General control over prisons.

    2. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 3.Officers and servants of Prison Commissioners.

    4. 4.General duties of Prison Commissioners.

    5. 5.Annual report of Prison Commissioners.

    6. 5A. Appointment and functions of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

  3. Visiting committees and boards of visitors

    1. 6.Visiting committees and boards of visitors.

  4. Prison officers

    1. 7. Prison officers.

    2. 8. Powers of prison officers.

    3. 8A. Powers of search by authorised employees.

    4. 9. Exercise of office of chaplain.

    5. 10. Appointment of prison ministers.

    6. 11. Ejectment of prison officers and their families refusing to quit.

  5. Confinement and treatment of prisoners

    1. 12. Place of confinement of prisoners.

    2. 13. Legal custody of prisoner.

    3. 14. Cells.

    4. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 16. Photographing and measuring of prisoners.

    6. 16A. Testing prisoners for drugs.

    7. 16B. Power to test prisoners for alcohol.

    8. 17. Painful tests.

    9. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. 19. Right of justice to visit prison.

    11. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. 21. Expenses of conveyance to prison.

    13. 22. Removal of prisoners for judicial and other purposes.

    14. 23. Power of constable etc. to act outside his jurisdiction.

  6. Length of sentence, release on licence and temporary discharge

    1. 24. Calculation of term of sentence.

    2. 25.†Remission for good conduct and release on licence of persons sentenced to terms of imprisonment.

    3. 26, 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 28. Power of Secretary of State to discharge prisoners temporarily on account of ill health.

  7. Discharged prisoners

    1. 29.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 30. Payments for discharged prisoners.

  8. Provision, maintenance and closing of prisons

    1. 33. Power to provide prisons, etc.

    2. 34. Jurisdiction of sheriff, etc.

    3. 35. Prison property.

    4. 36. Acquisition of land for prisons.

    5. 37. Closing of prisons.

    6. 38.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  9. Offences

    1. 39. Assisting prisoner to escape.

    2. 40. Unlawful conveyance of spirits or tobacco into prison, etc.

    3. 41. Unlawful introduction of other articles.

    4. 42. Display of notice of penalties.

  10. Remand centres, detention centres and Borstal institutions

    1. 43. Remand centres, detention centres and youth custody centres.

    2. 44—46.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11. Rules for the management of prisons and other institutions

    1. 47. Rules for the management of prisons, remand centres, detention centres and Borstal institutions.

  12. Miscellaneous

    1. 48.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 49. Persons unlawfully at large.

    3. 50. Application of certain provisions to remand homes and attendance centres.

  13. Supplemental

    1. 51. Payment of expenses out of moneys provided by Parliament.

    2. 52. Exercise of power to make orders, rules and regulations.

    3. 53. Interpretation.

    4. 54. Consequential amendments, repeals and savings.

    5. 55. Short title, commencement and extent.

  14. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST AND SECOND SCHEDULES

      . . .

    2. THIRD SCHEDULE

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

    3. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      . . .

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