Monthly Archives: October 2015


Can a Prisoner be brought to Court in a Civil Matter?

By |October 21st, 2015|

While criminal courts regularly direct that persons in custody be brought to court in relation to their criminal proceedings, what is the position when a person in custody wants to or is required to attend court for civil proceedings?

The answer is found in the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999. Section 77(1) of the Act allows an “appropriate authority” to make an order directing the Commissioner of Corrective Services to […]