Section 4 in The Prisons Act, 1894

Title: Accommodation for prisoners.

Description: The State Government shall provide, for the prisoners in the territories under such Government, accommodation in prisons constructed and regulated in such manner as to comply with the requisitions of this Act in respect of the separation of prisoners.

Title: Inspector General.

Description: An Inspector General shall be appointed for the territories subject to each State Government, and shall exercise, subject to the orders of the State Government, the general control and superintendence of all prisons situated in the territories under such Government.

Title: Officers of prisons.

Description: For every prison there shall be a Superintendent, a Medical Officer (who may also be the Superintendent), a Medical Subordinate, a Jailer and such other officers as the State Government thinks necessary : Provided that 1[the State Government of Bombay] may 2*** declare by order in writing that in any prison specified in the order the office of Jailer shall be held by the person appointed to be Superintendent. 1 Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for "the Governor of Bombay in Council". 2. The words "with the previous sanction of the G. G. in C." omitted, ibid.

Title: Temporary accommodation for prisoners.

Description: Whenever it appears to the Inspector General that the number of prisoners in any prison is greater than can conveniently or safely be kept therein, and it is not convenient to transfer the excess number to some other prison, or whenever from the outbreak of epidemic disease within any prison, or for any other reason, it is desirable to provide for the temporary shelter and safe custody of any prisoners, provision shall be made, by such officer and in such manner as the State Government may direct, for the shelter and safe custody in temporary prisons of so many of the prisoners as cannot be conveniently or safely kept in the prison.

Title: Control and duties of officers of prisons.

Description: All officers of a prison shall obey the directions of the Superintendent; all officers subordinate to the Jailer shall perform such duties as may be imposed on them by the Jailer with the sanction of the Superintendent or be prescribed by rules under section 1[59]. 1 Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for "60".