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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 50 - No release on weekends or public holidays

98.This section provides that where a prisoner is due to be released on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, then he or she will instead be released on the day immediately preceding that day. The reference to “public holiday” is to be read by reference to any holidays in the area in which the prisoner is likely to be upon release.

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