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The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 1999

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Insertion of new rule 62E into the principal Rules

20.  After rule 62D of the principal Rules (visits by members of the Parole Board for Scotland)(1) there is inserted the following rule:–

Visits by persons in connection with disciplinary proceedings

62E.(1) This rule applies to visits to a prisoner who has been charged with a breach of discipline by a person where–

(a)the prisoner wishes to call, or consider calling, that person as a witness at the inquiry into the charge; and

(b)the Governor holding that inquiry has agreed that the prisoner should have the opportunity to discuss with that person whether he could give evidence which would be relevant to the defence to the charge.

(2) A prisoner to whom this rule applies shall be allowed to receive a visit at any reasonable time from that person for the purpose of discussing whether that person could give evidence which would be relevant to the defence to the charge.

(3) The number of persons who shall be allowed to visit a prisoner at any time shall be at the discretion of the Governor.

(4) Where a prisoner receives a visit in terms of this rule, it shall take place under such conditions as the Governor may specify except that–

(a)such a visit shall take place within the sight of an officer; but

(b)no officer shall listen to any conversation between the prisoner and his visitor except where the Governor otherwise directs..


Rule 62D was inserted by S.I. 1998/1589, rule 28.

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