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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 214

Arrest of prisoner unlawfully at large

    (1)     A police officer may, without warrant, arrest a person whom the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds to be a prisoner unlawfully at large.

    (2)     The police officer shall, as soon as practicable after the arrest, cause the person to be brought before a magistrate.

    (3)     If the magistrate is satisfied that the person is a prisoner unlawfully at large, the magistrate may issue a warrant—

        (a)     authorising a police officer or corrections officer to take the person to a correctional centre or other place of detention stated in the warrant; and

        (b)     directing that the person, having been conveyed to that place in accordance with the warrant, be detained there to undergo the term of imprisonment or other detention that the person is required by law to undergo.

    (4)     In this section:

"prisoner unlawfully at large" means a person who is at large (otherwise than because the person has escaped from lawful custody) at a time when the person is required by law to be detained under a law of the Territory, a State, or another Territory.

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