Convict Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1854



An Act for the Formation, Regulation, and Government of Convict Prisons in Ireland. [7th August 1854.]

Whereas it is expedient to amend the Laws now in force relating to Convict Prisons and Hulks, and to establish Rules and Regulations for the Government of Prisons or Hulks set apart for the Reception of Prisoners under Rule or Order of Transportation or of Penal Servitude, in Ireland: And whereas it is expedient that all the Powers relating to Convict Depôts, Hulks, or Prisoners under Rule or Order of Transportation, set forth in the Act passed in the Seventh Year of His Majesty King George the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-four, or any other Act, should be vested in Directors to be appointed as herein-after mentioned:’ Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows: