Jersey Law 16/1976

 

PRISON (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (JERSEY) LAW, 1976.

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A LAW     to amend further the Prison (Jersey) Law, 1957, to make provisions in relation to escapes from the prison, and for connected purposes, sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the

 

2nd day of JULY, 1976.

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(Registered on the 6th day of August, 1976).

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STATES OF JERSEY.

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The 20th day of January, 1976.

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THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law:  -

ARTICLE 1

(1)(a)      After Article 21 of the Prison (Jersey) Law, 1957,1 as amended, (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”) there shall be inserted the following Articles –

“ARTICLE 22

PRISON BREAKING

Any person who, by the use of force, escapes from the prison or other lawful custody shall be guilty of a crime and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years.

ARTICLE 22A

ESCAPE FROM PRISON

Any person who, without force, escapes from the prison, or other lawful custody, shall be guilty of a crime and shall be liable to a fine, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.”

(b)           Article 22 of the principal Law shall be renumbered “22B”.

(2)           After Article 22B of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following Article –

“ARTICLE 22C

HARBOURING OF ESCAPED PRISONER

(1)          Any person who knowingly harbours a person who has escaped from the prison or other lawful custody or who, having been sentenced in any other part of the British Islands to imprisonment or detention, is otherwise unlawfully at large, or gives to any such person any assistance with intent to prevent, hinder or interfere with his being taken into custody, shall be guilty of a crime and shall be liable to a fine, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.

(2)          For the purposes of this Article, the expression ‘imprisonment or detention’ means imprisonment, borstal training or detention in a detention centre.”

(3)           In Article 24 of the principal Law for the figures “22” there shall be substituted the figures and letter “22B”.

(4)           In Article 25 of the principal Law after the figures “22” there shall be inserted the figures and letters “22A, 22B, 22C,”.

ARTICLE 2

In paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 27 of the principal Law the words “corrective training, preventive detention” shall be deleted.

ARTICLE 3

Under the title “Lois établies par différens Ordres du Roi & du Conseil, & Actes de Parlement” in the Code of Laws confirmed by Order of His Majesty in Council of the twenty-eighth day of March, 1771,2 in the paragraph beginning “Conformément à l’Ordre du Conseil de 1635, le 12e Juin” the words “et ceux qui briseront la prison, ou assisteront tels délinquants,” are hereby repealed.

ARTICLE 4

This Law may be cited as the Prison (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Law, 1976.

 

E.J.M. POTTER

 

Greffier of the States.



1        Tome 1957–1960, pages 13, 14 and 16.

2        Code des Lois (3e. edition), page 105 et Tomes I–III, page 7.


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