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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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31Saving as to commitment of prisoners

Subject to this Act, and any rules made in pursuance thereof, prisoners may be committed to the same prison to which they might have been committed if this Act had not passed. The committal or imprisonment of a prisoner to or in a prison, if otherwise valid, shall not be illegal by reason only that such prisoner ought, according to the law for the time being in force, to have been committed to, or imprisoned in, some other prison, but any such prisoner as is mentioned in this section shall, on application made on his behalf in a summary manner to any judge of the Court of Justiciary, be entitled to be removed at the public expense to such other prison as aforesaid.

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