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Name: Prisons Act [Chapter 7:11].
Country: Zimbabwe
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1956-04-23
Entry into force:
ISN: ZWE-1956-L-61345
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=61345&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Statut Law of Zimbabwe, Butterworths, Revised Edition 1996, Vol. I, pp. 457-477
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Zimbabwe PDF of Act as amended to Act 14/2002 PDF of Act as amended to Act 14/2002 (consulted on 2016-02-19)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on establishment and management of prisons. Divided into 23 parts. These deal with: establishment of prisons; prison service and appointment of prison officers; prison service commission; powers and duties of prison officers; appointment and duties of medical officers; official visitors, visiting justices, ministers of religion and prisoners aid societies; desertion and mutiny; admission and confinement of prisoners; segregation and classification of prisoners; custody and removal of prisoners; labour of prisoners; maintenance; prohibited articles and areas; discipline of prisoners; escapes; corporal punishment; prisoners under sentence of death; remission of sentence; release of prisoners on licence or order; report on long-term prisoners; and discharge of prisoners. Section 76 regulates employment of convicted prisoners. Establishes that every prisoner under sentence of imprisonment may be kept for labour within or outside the precints of any prison in any part of Zimbabwe, and in any employment approved by Minister. Prisoner shall not be required to perform labour if judicial officer passing sentence has specified that sentence of imprisonment shall be without labour. Female prisoners shall not be employed outside a prison except on the recommendation of a medical officer, and then only on such labour as may be prescribed.
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