Court Officers Act, 1926

Execution of death sentences.

53.—It shall not henceforth be the duty of any under-sheriff to carry into effect sentences of death imposed by courts of justice and in lieu thereof the duty of carrying into effect such sentences shall henceforth be performed by the governor or other principal officer of the prison in which the person on whom the sentence was imposed is confined at the time when the sentence is to be carried into effect.