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Section 29 – The Prisoners Act,1900

The Prisoners Act,1900

Section 29. Removal of prisoners

(1) The State Government may, by general or special order, provide for the removal of any prisoner confined in a prison-‘

(a) Under sentence of death, or

(b) Under, or in lieu of, a sentence of imprisonment or transportation, or

(c) In default of payment of a fine, or

(d) In default of giving security for keeping the peace or for maintaining good behaviour,

To any other prison in the State

(2) Subject to the orders, and under the control, of the State Government, the Inspector-General of Prisons may, in like manner, provide for the removal of any prisoner confined as aforesaid in a prison in the State to any other prison in the State,

STATE AMENDMENT

Tamil Nadu

In Section 29,

(i) In sub-section (1), in clause (b), for the words “or transportations” substitute the words “or imprisonment for life” ;

(ii) After sub-section (2), add the following sub-section, namely,-

“(3) Subject to the orders, and under the control, of the State Government any person who is detained in custody in a prison pending inquiry or trial under any writ, warrant or order of any Court may, by order, be directed to be removed-

(i) From one subsidiary jail to another subsidiary jail in the district, by the Collector of the district or by his Personal Assistant (not below the rank of Deputy Collector),

(ii) From one subsidiary jail to another subsidiary jail within the jurisdiction of a Revenue Divisional Officer, by the Revenue Divisional Officer,

(iii) From a subsidiary jail in one district to subsidiary jail in another district, by the Collector of the district from which the person is removed with the cosent of the Collector of the other district,

(iv) By the Inspector-General of Prisons-

(a) From one Central Jail to a District Jail or a subsidiary jail;

(b) From one district jail to another district jail or a Central Jail or a subsidiary jail; or

(c) From one subsidiary jail to another subsidiary jail or to a district jail or a Central jail” [Mad. Act 11 of 1958]

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