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Section 580F Crimes Act 1900
Abolition of Penal Servitude

Section 580F of the Crimes Act 1900 is Abolition of Penal Servitude and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 580F of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Abolition of Penal Servitude’ and reads as follows:

580F Abolition of Penal Servitude

(1) The punishment of penal servitude is abolished.

(2) Any sentence of penal servitude that was in force, immediately before the commencement of this section, is to be taken to be a sentence of imprisonment and is to continue in force as such for the remainder of the term for which the sentence of penal servitude would, but for this section, have continued in force.

(3) Subject to the regulations, in any Act or instrument, a reference to penal servitude is taken to be a reference to imprisonment.

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