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Section 27E Summary Offences Act 1988
Places of Detention

Section 27E of the Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Places of Detention and is stated below.

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The Legislation

27E Miscellaneous offences

(1) Any person who without lawful authority:
(a) loiters about or near any place of detention, or
(b) enters or attempts by any means whatever to enter any place of detention, or
(c) communicates, or attempts by any means whatever to communicate, with any inmate,
is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 6 months or 10 penalty units, or both.

(2) Any person who without lawful authority:
(a) delivers or attempts to deliver anything to an inmate, or
(b) brings or attempts to bring anything into a place of detention, or
(c) conveys or attempts to convey anything out of a place of detention, or
(d) receives or attempts to receive anything for conveyance out of a place of detention, or
(e) secretes or leaves anything at any place (whether inside or outside a place of detention) for the purpose of its being found or received by an inmate,
is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 2 years or 20 penalty units, or both.

(3) (Repealed)

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