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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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37Jurisdiction of sheriff and other officers

The Secretary of State may from time to time, if he think it expedient so to do, by any general or special rule direct that any prison not locally situate within the county or burgh is to be considered to be the prison of such county or burgh, but subject to any such rule as in this section mentioned, and until the same be made the transfer under this Act of the prisons to which this Act applies, and of the powers and jurisdiction of prison authorities, shall not affect the jurisdiction, save as provided by this Act, of any sheriff, magistrate, justice of the peace, or other officer having at the commencement of this Act jurisdiction in, over, or in respect of such prison. All powers, authorities, and jurisdictions necessary for giving effect to the provisions of this Act are hereby conferred upon all courts, judges, sheriffs, magistrates, justices of the peace, and officers thereof.

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