Jersey Law 16/1976
PRISON (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (JERSEY) LAW, 1976.
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.
(Registered on the 6th day of
STATES OF JERSEY.
The 20th day of
THE STATES, subject to the sanction of
Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law: -
(1)(a) After Article 21
of the Prison (Jersey) Law, 1957, as
amended, (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”) there
shall be inserted the following Articles –
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.
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.”
22 of the principal Law shall be renumbered “22B”.
Article 22B of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following Article
HARBOURING OF ESCAPED PRISONER
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.
the purposes of this Article, the expression ‘imprisonment or
detention’ means imprisonment, borstal training
or detention in a detention centre.”
Article 24 of the principal Law for the figures “22” there shall be
substituted the figures and letter “22B”.
Article 25 of the principal Law after the figures “22” there shall
be inserted the figures and letters “22A, 22B, 22C,”.
In paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 27 of the principal Law the
words “corrective training, preventive detention” shall be deleted.
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, 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.
This Law may be cited as the Prison (Miscellaneous Provisions)
(Jersey) Law, 1976.
Greffier of the States.