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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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51Duties of governor

The governor shall, as far as practicable, visit the whole of the prison, and see every male prisoner once at least in every twenty-four hours, and, in default of such daily visits, he shall state in his journal how far he has omitted them and the cause thereof. The governor shall, without delay, call the attention of the medical officer to any prisoner whose state of mind or body appears to require attention, and shall carry into effect the written directions of the medical officer respecting alterations of the discipline or treatment of any such prisoner. The governor shall notify to the medical officer without delay the illness of any prisoners, and shall deliver to him daily a list of such prisoners as complain of illness, or are removed to the sick cells, or confined to their cells by illness, and he shall daily deliver to the chaplain and medical officer lists of such prisoners as are confined in punishment cells. Upon the death of a prisoner the governor shall give immediate notice thereof to the procurator fiscal of the jurisdiction within which the prison is situated, and to one of the visiting committee, as well as to the nearest relative of the deceased, where practicable.

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