Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) Act, 1875

Lunatics removed from gaols to district asylums to be treated, after expiration of sentence, as ordinary patients.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 27.

10. Every person who, in pursuance of the second section of the Criminal Lunatics (Ireland) Act, 1838, shall have been removed from a gaol to a district lunatic asylum, and who shall not have been duly certified to have become of sound mind, shall from and after the expiration of his sentence be regarded and treated in all respects as if he had been admitted into such asylum as an ordinary patient, and may be by the governors of such asylum, in their discretion, discharged or placed in the care of his friends in the same manner as any such ordinary patient.