—(1) The officer in charge of any prison shall cause the finger impressions and photograph of every prisoner convicted of a crime or ordered to be banished, expelled or deported to be taken as soon as possible, and shall attach a description of the prisoner, including his sex, age or apparent age, bodily appearance, height and any distinctive marks appearing on the person, together with the name or names by which the prisoner is or is believed to have been known, and any other available information as to the personal identity of the prisoner, and also particulars of the crime of which the prisoner has been convicted or of the order of banishment, expulsion or deportation made against him.
(2) Such officer shall forthwith record in his own office one copy of such photograph, finger impressions and description, and shall forward to the Registrar —
in the case of a prisoner convicted of a crime, one copy of those finger impressions and description and, if required by the Registrar, one copy of the photograph;
in the case of a prisoner ordered to be banished, expelled or deported, 3 copies, or such greater number of copies as the Registrar may require, of the photograph, finger impressions and description.
(3) Every copy of a photograph, finger impressions or description recorded or forwarded under subsection (2) shall be authenticated with the signature of the officer recording or forwarding the same.
(4) This section shall not apply in the case of any prisoner in respect of whom the Commissioner of Police may have given any general or particular direction under section 7.