Jersey Law 40/1997

 

PRISON (AMENDMENT No. 4) (JERSEY) LAW 1997

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A LAW     to amend further the Prison (Jersey) Law 1957, sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the

 

22nd day of JULY 1997

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(Registered on the 29th day of August 1997)

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STATES OF JERSEY

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The 22nd day of April 1997

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

ARTICLE 1

For the definition of “prison” or “the prison” in paragraph (1) of Article 1 of the Prison (Jersey) Law 1957, as amended,1 (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”) there shall be substituted the following new definition –

“ ‘prison’ or ‘the prison’ means –

(a)     the States of Jersey Prison at La Moye;

(b)     any other prison which may be built;

(c)     any building or part of a building designated to be a prison under paragraph (1A) of Article 21 of this Law; and

(d)     any young offender institution.”.

ARTICLE 2

For paragraph (b) of Article 16 of the principal Law2 there shall be substituted the following new paragraph –

“(b)   if he is satisfied that a person so detained requires medical investigation or observation or medical or surgical treatment of any description, direct him to be taken to a hospital or other suitable place for the purpose of the investigation, observation or treatment;”.

ARTICLE 3

After paragraph (1) of Article 21 of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following new paragraphs –

“(1A)    Where it considers it is necessary for a temporary period to house prisoners in accommodation other than the prison, the Prison Board may designate any building or part of a building to be a prison.

(1B)       Where it considers that the circumstances which gave rise to a designation under paragraph (1A) of this Article no longer apply, the Prison Board shall revoke such designation.”.

ARTICLE 4

This Law may be cited as the Prison (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 1997.

 

C.M. NEWCOMBE

 

Deputy Greffier of the States.



1        Tome VIII, page 657, and Volume 1994–1995, page 61.

2        Tome VIII, page 664.


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