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Number 10 of 2007


PRISONS ACT 2007


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title, commencement and collective citation.

2. Interpretation (general).

3. Expenses.

PART 2

Prisoner Escort Services

4. Interpretation (Part 2).

5. Agreement for the provision of prisoner escort services.

6. Certification of prisoner custody officers.

7. Revocation of certificate.

8. Functions of prisoner custody officer.

9. Prohibition of unauthorised disclosure of information.

10. Reports to Minister.

PART 3

Prison Discipline

11. Interpretation (Part 3).

12. Inquiry into alleged breach of prison discipline.

13. Sanctions for breach of prison discipline.

14. Petition by prisoner against sanction.

15. Appeal against forfeiture of remission of portion of sentence.

16. Appeal Tribunals.

PART 4

Requirements relating to Construction and Extensions of Prisons

17. Interpretation (Part 4).

18. Application of this Part.

19. Environmental impact assessment.

20. Notice of development.

21. Contents of notice.

22. Publication of information on development.

23. Appointment of rapporteur.

24. Procedure where substantive amendments by Minister to development.

25. Decision by Minister on development.

26. Oireachtas approval for development.

27. Questioning of acts, etc. , done pursuant to this Part.

28. Exemptions, etc. , relating to development.

29. Saving.

PART 5

Inspector of Prisons

30. Inspector of Prisons.

31. Functions of Inspector.

32. Annual report.

PART 6

Miscellaneous

33. Certain applications to court to be heard using videolink.

34. Application of section 33 to children in remand centres or children detention schools and other detained persons.

35. Prison rules.

36. Prohibition of unauthorised possession or use of mobile telecommunications device by prisoner.

37. Amendment of National Minimum Wage Act 2000.

38. Payment by prisoners for requested services.

39. Absence from prison on compassionate, etc., grounds.

40. Lawful custody of prisoners while absent from prison.

41. Minor and consequential amendments.

42. Repeals.

43. Regulations.


Acts Referred to

Building Control Act 1990

1990, No. 3

Children Act 2001

2001, No. 24

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997

1997, No. 4

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

1994, No. 2

Criminal Justice Act 1960

1960, No. 27

Criminal Justice Act 1990

1990, No. 16

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

2006, No. 11

Criminal Procedure Act 1967

1967, No. 12

General Prisons (Ireland) Act 1877

40 & 41 Vic., c. 49

National Minimum Wage Act 2000

2000, No. 5

National Monuments Act 1930

1930, No. 2

National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2004

Penal Servitude Act 1891

54 & 55 Vic., c. 69

Planning and Development Act 2000

2000, No. 30

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2006

Prisons Act 1933

1933, No. 51

Prisons Act 1970

1970, No. 11

Prisons Act 1972

1972, No. 7

Prisons Acts 1826 to 1980

Prisons (Ireland) Act 1907

7. Edw. 7., c. 19

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act 1925

1925, No. 11

Statutory Instruments Act 1947

1947, No. 44

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Number 10 of 2007


PRISONS ACT 2007


AN ACT TO ENABLE THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND LAW REFORM TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES RELATING TO THE ESCORT OF PRISONERS BY PERSONS OTHER THAN PRISON OFFICERS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF INQUIRIES BY GOVERNORS OF PRISONS INTO ALLEGED BREACHES OF DISCIPLINE BY PRISONERS, FOR THE SANCTIONS THAT MAY BE IMPOSED AFTER SUCH INQUIRIES AND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF APPEAL TRIBUNALS TO HEAR APPEALS AGAINST FORFEITURES SO IMPOSED OF REMISSION OF PORTION OF SENTENCES; TO ENABLE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS TO BE PROVIDED FOR IN RELATION TO THE CONSTRUCTION OR EXTENSION OF PRISONS AND OTHER PLACES OF DETENTION, INCLUDING APPROVAL THEREOF BY A RESOLUTION OF EACH HOUSE OF THE OIREACHTAS AND CONFIRMATION BY ACT OF THE OIREACHTAS OF THE RESOLUTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF PRISONS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE GIVING OF EVIDENCE BY PRISONERS IN CERTAIN TYPES OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURTS BY LIVE TELEVISION LINK; TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN ENACTMENTS IN RELATION TO PRISONS AND PRISONERS AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

[31st March, 2007]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: