Indian Bare Acts

THE PRISONERS ACT, 1900

Title : THE PRISONERS ACT, 1900

Year : 1900

An Act to consolidate the law relating to Prisoners confined by order of a Court.

Whereas it is expedient to consolidate the law relating to prisoners confined by order of a court; it is hereby enacted as follows:-

PART I

PRELIMINARY



(1) This Act may be called the Prisoners Act, 1900.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the territories which immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Ahdra Pradesh

In Sub-section (2) of Section 1, after the expression “except the territories which immediately before 1st November, 1956 were comprised in Part B States” add the expression “other tn the territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 of the State Reorganisation Act, 1956”.

[A.P. Act 23 of 1958].

Madhya Pradesh

In sub-section (2) of Section 1 after “Part B States” add the words “other than the Madhya Bharat and Sironj regions of the State of Madhya Pradesh”.

[M.P. Act 23 of 1958].

Maharashtra

In sub-section (2) of Section 1, after the words and letter “comprised in Part B States” add the words “other than the Hyderabad and Saurasthra areas of the State of Bombay”.

[Bom. Act 15 of 1959.]



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.
Last updated on July, 2016

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