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Customs Consolidation Act 1876

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237Persons previously convicted may, on verdict, be imprisoned in house of correction

When any verdict shall pass or conviction be had against any person for any offence against the Customs Acts and he shall have been adjudged to pay a penalty exceeding one hundred pounds, the presiding judge or justice may, if for a first offence, commit the offender to prison for not less than six nor more than nine months, and if for a subsequent offence, may order that the offender shall, in lieu of payment of the penalty, be imprisoned in gaol or house of correction, with or without hard labour, for a period not less than six nor more than twelve months, and the governor or keeper of such gaol or house of correction is hereby required to receive any person committed under such order.

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