CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IB - Sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders  

Division 7 - Acquittal because of mental illness  

SECTION 20BN   Attorney-General to review detention of persons taken back into detention  

(1)  
Where, under subsection 20BM(5) , a prescribed authority directs that a person be detained in prison or in a hospital, the Attorney-General must, as soon as practicable after the person is so detained, consider (in this section called the initial consideration ) whether or not the person should be released from detention and must, while the person is in detention, reconsider the matter at least once in each period of 6 months after the initial consideration.

(2)  
Subsection 20BK(2) and, subject to the modification in subsection (3), section 20BL , apply in relation to an initial consideration and a reconsideration under subsection (1).

(3)  
For the purposes of applying section 20BL , subsection 20BL(1) has effect as if the reference in that subsection to subsection 20BK(1) were a reference to subsection (1) of this section.




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