89 Restriction on imposing imprisonment on persons under 21
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Detention and Custody of Young OffendersRestriction on imposing imprisonment on persons under 2189Restriction on imposing imprisonment on persons under 21
(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, no court shall—
(a) pass a sentence of imprisonment on a person for an offence if he is aged under 21 when convicted of the offence; or
(b) commit a person aged under 21 to prison for any reason.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) above shall prevent the committal to prison of a person aged under 21 who is—
(a) remanded in custody;
(b) committed in custody for trial or sentence; or
(c) sent in custody for trial under section 51 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
Specified date: 25 August 2000: see s 168(1).
Criminal Law & Disposition of Offenders92
Sentencing Powers & General Principles of Sentencing92
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