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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1.Short title of Act

    2. 2.Commencement of Act

    3. 3.Extent of Act

  3. Part I Transfer and Administration of Prisons

    1. Transfer of Prisons

      1. 4.Maintenance of prisons and prisoners out of public funds

      2. 5.Prisons to vest in Secretary of State

      3. 6.General rules for prisons made by Secretary of State to continue

    2. Prison Commissioners

      1. 7.Appointment of Prison Commissioners

      2. 8.Appointment of inspectors, officers, and servants

      3. 9.Salaries

      4. 10.Duties of Prison Commissioners

      5. 11.Reports by Prison Commissioners

      6. 12.Report to contain information as to manufacturing processes in prison

      7. 13.Return of punishments to be made yearly

    3. Visiting Committee

      1. 14.Appointment of visiting committee of prisons

      2. 15.Duties of visiting committee

      3. 16.Visit to prison by any sheriff or justice

  4. Part II SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS

    1. As to Obligation to maintain Prisons

      1. 17.Termination of local obligation to maintain prisons

      2. 18.Compensation to be made in place of prison accommodation

      3. 19.Compensation to be made to prison authority in respect of accommodation provided for prisoners of some other authority

      4. 20.Allowance to be made to prison authority in respect of uncompleted prison

      5. 21.Power to prison authority to erect new prison

    2. As to Contracts and Debts

      1. 22.General saving of rights of creditors

      2. 23.Determination of contracts between prison authorities

      3. 24.Existing debts to be defrayed by prison authorities

      4. 25.Provision as to continuing contracts

    3. As to Assets

      1. 26.Provision as to assets

    4. As to Classification and Commitment of Prisoners

      1. 27.Confinement of prisoners before and during trial

      2. 28.Confinement of prisoners after conviction

      3. 29.Confinement of civil prisoners

      4. 30.Secretary of State may legalise police cells as places of detention for short periods

      5. 31.Saving as to commitment of prisoners

      6. 32.Legal custody of prisoner

    5. Discharge of Prisoners

      1. 33.Provision where term of imprisonment expires on Sunday

      2. 34.Power to Secretary of State to grant certificates to Prisoners Aid Societies, and to revoke or suspend the same

      3. 35.Allowance to discharged prisoner

      4. 36.Discharged prisoner may be provided with means of returning to his home

    6. As to Jurisdiction

      1. 37.Jurisdiction of sheriff and other officers

      2. 38.Prisoners under sentence of death

    7. As to Discontinuance of Prisons

      1. 39.Power of Secretary of State to discontinue prisons

      2. 40.Effect of discontinuance of prison

    8. Status of Officers

      1. 41.Position and duties of existing officers of Managers of General Prison at Perth

      2. 42.Position and duties of existing officers of prisons

      3. 43.Superannuation of officers and abolition of offices

    9. As to Miscellaneous Matters

      1. 44.Regulations as to hard labour

      2. 45.Special rules as to treatment of unconvicted prisoners and certain other prisoners

      3. 46.Treatment of prisoners convicted of sedition, &c

      4. 47.Treatment of persons committed for contempt of court

      5. 48.Test of malingering to be made only with authority of visiting committee, &c

      6. 49.Duties of medical officer

      7. 50.Limitation of time of confinement in a punishment cell

      8. 51.Duties of governor

      9. 52.As to insane prisoners

      10. 53.Procurator fiscal shall hold public inquiry on prisoner who has died in prison

      11. 54.Transfer of duties of existing inspectors of prisons

      12. 55.Power of authority to borrow on rate

      13. 56.Power of Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend

      14. 57.Legal estate in prison to be in the Prison Commissioners

      15. 58.As to rules of Secretary of State, and repeal of inconsistent enactments

      16. 59.Saving clause as to pensions

      17. 60.Superannuation to clerk or treasurer, &c

      18. 61.Repeal of section 50 of 20 & 21 Vict. c.71, and constitution of District Boards of Lunacy

      19. 62.Provision for expense of Lunacy District Board where there is no district asylum

      20. 63.Provision for levying certain assessments heretofore levied along with the prison assessment

      21. 64.8 & 9 Vict. c.19 incorporated with this Act for acquisition of lands

      22. 65.Returns of warrants of imprisonment and sentences

    10. Judicial Statistics

      1. 66.Prison Commissioners to discharge duties of department of Judicial Statistics

    11. Reformatories and Industrial Schools

      1. 67.Commissioners of supply of counties or magistrates of burghs may contribute to reformatories or industrial schools

    12. Arrangement and Arbitration

      1. 68.Power of Secretary of State and prison authority to compromise and refer to arbitration

    13. Definitions

      1. 69.Definition of "furniture and effects belonging to a prison"

      2. 70.Definition of "prisoner" and "maintenance of prisoner" and "cell accommodation for prisoner"

      3. 71.Definitions of other terms used in this Act

    14. Repeal of Acts

      1. 72.Repeal of Acts

    1. Schedule

      Acts Repealed

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