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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 33 : General Provisions

340. Prison list of unsentenced prisoners and witnesses detained


Every head of a prison within the area for which any session or circuit of any superior court is held for the trial of criminal cases shall deliver to that court at the commencement of each such session or circuit a list—

(a) of the unsentenced prisoners who, at such commencement, have been detained within his prison for a period of ninety days or longer; and
(b) of witnesses detained under section 184 or 185 and who, at such commencement, are being detained within his prison,

and such list shall, in the case of each such prisoner and each such witness, specify the date of his admission to the prison and the authority for his detention which shall, in the case of a witness, state whether the detention is under section 184 or 185, and shall further specify, in the case of each such prisoner, the cause of his detention.