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Introduced Version Senate Bill 224 History

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Senate Bill No. 224

(By Senators Love, Yoder, McKenzie, Hunter, White, Minard and Dempsey)

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[Introduced February 18, 2005; referred to the Committee

on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-9c, relating to making it a crime for released inmates to contact correctional employees; and requiring that inmates be advised of such prohibition upon release.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-9c, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
§61-2-9c. Unlawful contact with a Department of Corrections employee.

(a) Upon release from incarceration, any inmate at a jail or prison may not contact employees of the Department of Corrections without their written consent unless otherwise required by law. Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in jail for not less than ten days nor more than ninety days, or both fined and imprisoned.
(b) Upon release from incarceration, an inmate is to be advised of the prohibition on contact with employees of the Department of Corrections provided in subsection (a) of this section and such inmate must sign an acknowledgment that he or she has been advised of the provisions of subsection (a).



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a misdemeanor for a former inmate to contact any employee of the Department of Corrections and to provide that they be advised of such prohibition upon release.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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