Prisons Act 2007

36.

Prohibition of unauthorised possession or use of mobile telecommunications device by prisoner.

36.— (1) A prisoner who, without the permission of the governor of the prison, possesses or uses a mobile telecommunications device, or a person who supplies such a device to a prisoner without such permission, is guilty of an offence and liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.

(2) Subsection (1) applies also to a prisoner while in custody outside the prison.

(3) In this section “mobile telecommunications device” includes a component of such a device.

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Offences under section included in schedule to Bail Act 1997 (16/1997) (25.08.2009) by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (28/2009), s.48(c)(iv), S.I. No. 330 of 2009.