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    43. Separate confinement

    (1) For the purpose of maintaining good government, good order or security in a prison, the chief executive officer may order, in writing, the separate confinement in prison of a prisoner for such period not exceeding 30 days as is specified in the order.

    (2) The chief executive officer shall inform the Minister forthwith of every order made by him under subsection (1).

    (3) Every cell used for the separate confinement of a prisoner under this section shall be of such a size and so ventilated and lighted that a prisoner may be confined in that cell without injury to health and every prisoner in separate confinement shall have the means of taking air and exercise for not less than one hour each day at such times and for such other periods as the chief executive officer may direct.

    [Section 43 amended by No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32.]

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