Prisons Act 2007

Interpretation (general).

2.— In this Act—

“ governor ” means the governor of a prison or an officer of the prison acting on his or her behalf;

“ Minister ” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;

“ prison ” means a place of custody administered by or on behalf of the Minister (other than a Garda Síochána station) and includes—

(a) St. Patrick’s Institution,

(b) a place provided under section 2 of the Prisons Act 1970 ,

(c) a place specified under section 3 of the Prisons Act 1972 ;

“ prisoner ” means a person who is ordered by a court to be detained in a prison and includes a prisoner who is in lawful custody outside a prison;

“ prison rules ” means any rules for the government of prisons made under section 35 or other enactment and in force at a material time.