TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-25
Jails and Prisons

SECTION 11-25-14


§ 11-25-14 Conveyance of unauthorized articles to or from institutions.

(a) Every person who shall convey or cause to be conveyed into the adult correctional institutions any article without first obtaining the consent of the director of corrections, or who shall convey from the institutions any article without the consent of the director of corrections, shall be punished, upon conviction, by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.

(b) Every person who shall convey or cause to be conveyed to any prisoner any drugs, tobacco or any article that could be used as a weapon, without first obtaining the consent of the director of corrections, may be punished, upon conviction, by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.

(c) For the purposes of subsection (b), "prisoner" includes all persons committed to the adult correctional institution, in the custody of the warden, in the custody of any other officer while outside the confines of the custodial unit, in the custody of the state director of mental health, retardation and hospitals pursuant to § 40.1-5.3-1, regardless of whether that prisoner is held upon conviction or upon any criminal charge. "Prisoner" shall not include persons on home confinement.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 290, § 9; P.L. 2008, ch. 146, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 170, § 1.)