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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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38Prisoners under sentence of death

Nothing in this Act contained shall affect the jurisdiction or responsibility of the magistrates of burghs in respect of prisoners under sentence of death, and confined in any prison within their jurisdiction, or then jurisdiction or control over the prison where such prisoners are confined, and the officers thereof, so far as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying into effect the sentence of death, or for any purpose relating thereto ; and in any prison in which sentence of death is required to be carried into effect on any prisoner, the magistrates shall, for the purposes of carrying that sentence into execution, be deemed to have the same jurisdiction with respect to such prison as they would by law have had with respect to the prison within then burgh if this Act had not passed.

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