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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
Type Text
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .A193
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 23.5cm
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Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2006-01-25
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Title Chapter 70_page_096
Description S6 LAWS OF UTAH. CHAPTER LXX. Jin ACT in Relation to the Penitentiary. See. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory ofUtah: That the office termed "Inspectors of the Penitentiary," created by "an act in relation to the Penitentiary," approved Jan. 16, 1855, shall hereafter be styled, "Board of Directors of the Utah Penitentiary.J' Sec. 2.-The Penitentiary shall be under the control of a board of three Directors, who shall be elected by the joint vote of the Legislative Assembly, and whose term of office shall be one year,and until their successors are elected and qualified. Said Directors shall, before enteringupon the duties of their office, qualify by giving bonds with security to the people of the Territory of Utah, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars each,conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of their office,to beapproved by and filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts; and the same may be increased, when in the Auditor's judgment the public good requires it. Sec. 3.-There shall be elected annually, by the joint vote of the Legislative As-sembly, a Warden whose term of office shall be one year, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified; said Warden shall qualify by taking and subscribing an oath to faithfully perform the duties of his office according to law, and give bonds in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, in the same manner as prescribed for the Directors in section second to this act. Sec. 4.-The Directors shall appoint one of their number President of the Board, a majority of whom shall form a quorum for business; they shall appoint a Clerk, Overseers, Guards and all other neceseary officers for the Penitentiary, not otherwise provided for; and all persons so appointed may be required by the Directors to give bonds, with security, to the people of the Territory of Utah, which bonds shall be approved by and filed with the Auditor of public accounts. Sec. 5.-It shall be the duty of the Directors to visit the Penitentiary as often as they may deem it necessary, to examine and inquire into all matters connected with the government an.d discipline thereof; and to give necessary directions to the Warden relative to all matters pertaining thereto; and may require the convicts, who may hereafter be convicted, to labor outside the wall on any public or private works; and when thus employed cause that they be well secured and properly guarded. Sec. 6.-The Directors shall at all times nave free access to all parts of the Penitentiary, and may inspect all books, papers, documents, communications and correspondence pertaining thereto. Sec. 7.-The Directors shall annually report to the Legislative Assembly, during the lirst week of its session, the condition of the Penitentiary, the number of convicts, their condition; also for what and how long they were sentenced, specifying how many are Territorial; the fiscal affairs, and all the avails arising from the labor of convicts, and an approximate estimate of the means necessary to defray expenses for the ensuing year. Sec. 8.-The Warden shall receive and keep all persons duly committed, and not allow them to hold conversation with any person, except in his or the presence of some other officer in charge, and see that the sentence of each prisoner is properly executed, and that they be diligently employed at the labor assigned them. See. 9.-In case any convict or convicts shall offer any violence or resistance to any officer in charge, or do violence to any other convict, atteiapt to do injury t© the buildings or appurtenances thereunto belonging, attempt to escape, resist or 'disobey any lawful commands, the officers shall defend themselves, enforce the observance of dicipline necessary to secure the persons of offenders and prevent any such aggression or escape of any prisoner; and may punish them at discretion for their misconduct in such manner as shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors. Sec. 10.-Whenever any convict shall be legally discharged, the Warden may, by the consent of the Directors, furnish for said convict clothing not exceeding in value fifty dollars, and money not exceeding thirty dollars, as may by the Directors be deemed proper and consistent with the emergency of the case. Sec. 11.-No person shall communicate or deliver to any prisoner any writing, message or package, without the inspection and approval of the Warden: and any person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding mx months, or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, recoverable before a uy Court having jurisdiction. Sec. 12.-Male and female prisoners shall not be kept in the same room, and females ahull be under the supervision of a suitable Matron. Sec. 18.-Whenever any prisoner escapes from custody, the Warden shall use all due diligence for his apprehension, and for this purpose may, under the instruction
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717057
Reference URL