The Prisoners Act,1900
Section 2. Definitions
In this Act, unless there is anything in the subject or context, –
(a) “Court” includes a Coroner and any officer lawfully exercising civil, criminal or revenue jurisdiction; and
(b) “Prison” includes any place, which has been declared by the State Government, by general or special order, to be a subsidiary jail;
(c) “States” means the territories to which this Act extends.