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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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28Confinement of prisoners after conviction

The Secretary of State may from time to time by any general or special rule appropriate either wholly or partially particular prisons within his jurisdiction to particular classes of convicted criminal prisoners, and may remove any convicted criminal prisoner from any one prison to any other prison within his jurisdiction for the purpose of his undergoing the whole or any portion of his punishment in such prison ; provided that a prisoner who is confined in a prison situate beyond the limits of the county or burgh in which he was convicted of his offence shall, at the time of his discharge, be taken back at the public expense to the county or burgh in' which he was so convicted.

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