85. Prisoner absent under permit deemed in custody
(1) A prisoner who is absent from prison under a permit granted to him under section 83 shall be deemed to be in lawful custody during the period of his absence from prison as authorised by the permit.
(2) A prisoner to whom a permit has been granted under section 83 who ¾
(a) escapes or prepares or attempts to escape from the charge of an officer;
(b) fails to return to prison on or before the expiry of the period of absence authorised by the permit; or
(c) fails to comply with a condition or restriction set out in the permit,
may be arrested, without the necessity of a warrant, by an officer or a police officer and returned to prison and is guilty of an aggravated prison offence and shall be dealt with accordingly.
[Section 85 amended by No. 47 of 1991 s. 7.]