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    53. Practice of religion by prisoners

    (1) Upon admission to a prison, a prisoner shall be given an opportunity to state his religion or religious denomination (if any) and the superintendent shall cause a record to be kept of every such statement.

    (2) Subject only to such restrictions as the chief executive officer may impose for the security, good order and management of the prison and the prisoners, a prisoner may

    (a) practise the rites or attend services of his religion or religious denomination within the prison; and

    (b) receive religious guidance and visits for that purpose from a bona fide priest, chaplain, minister, religious adviser or other responsible member of that religion or religious denomination being in any case a person approved by the chief executive officer.

    [Section 53 amended by No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32.]



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