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-481§ 1870. Proof of perjury generally Periuiy must be proved by the testimony of two witnesses, or of one witness and corroborating circumstances. § 1871. Testimony of witness provable against him The sections of this Code, which declare that evidence obtained upon the examination of a person as a witness may not be received against him in a criminal proceeding, do not forbid the evidence being proved against him upon any proceedings founded upon a charge o f perjury committed in the examination. CHAPTER 95—POSTAL SERVICE Sec.

2001. Application of criminal laws; definitions.

§ 2001. Application of criminal laws; definitions (a) The postal laws and regulations of the United States, not locally inapplicable, which define crimes, are applicable to the Canal Zone and are enforceable in the courts of the Canal Zone in the manner and form prescribed for other criminal actions. (b) For the purpose of the application, to the Canal Zone, of the laws made so applicable by subsection (a) of this section, "postal laws", as used in that subsection, means all of chapter 83 of Title 18, United States Code, and the following sections of that title: 288, 440, 441, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 876, 877, 1302, 1303, 1341, 1342, 1461, 1463, 2114, 2116, 3239, 3497. (c) For the additional purpose of the application, to the Canal Zone, of the laws made so applicable by this section, references in such laws to the Postal Service, Post Office Department, and Post Office Department of the United States, and to officers and other personnel thereof, shall be deemed to include references to the Canal Zone Postal Service and to the comparable officers and other personnel thereof; and the following definitions are given to certain terms, as used in some of those laws: "defendant indicted" includes a person against whom an information is filed; "district" includes the Canal Zone; "foreign government" includes any government, faction, or body of insurgents within a country with which the United States is at peace, irrespective of recognition by the United States; "indictment" includes an information; "States" includes the Canal Zone; and "United States", as used in a territorial sense, includes the Canal Zone. CHAPTER 97—PRISONERS* MISTREATMENT Sec.

2031. Prisoners under protection of law. 2032. Oppression of prisoners.

§ 2031. Prisoners under protection of law The person of a convict sentenced to imprisonment is under the protection of the law and any injury to his person not authorized by law is punishable in the same manner as if he were not convicted or sentenced. § 2032. Oppression of prisoners Whoever is guilty of willful inhumanity or oppression toward a prisoner under his care or in his custody, shall be fined not more than ?2,000 or imprisoned in jail not more than one year, or both, and shall be removed from office.