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South Australia - Legislation

Prisoners Act 1855-6 (1856 - 1870)

Principal Act

The Prisoners Act (No 17 of 19 Vic, 1855-6) was passed and commenced on18 June 1856. Its full title was: An Act to provide for the punishment, custody, and employment of Prisoners sentenced to hard labour and penal servitude. It was repealed by the Prisons Act 1869 on 9 February 1870.


 1856 - 1870 Prisoners Act 1855-6
       1870 - 1937 Prisons Act 1869
             1937 - 1985 Prisons Act 1936

Sources used to compile this entry:

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Christine Moje