Criminal Offenses

Jails and Prisons

SECTION 11-25-23

§ 11-25-23. Allowing prisoners to have controlled substances.

(a) Every person who shall voluntarily permit any prisoner to unlawfully have access to any controlled substances as defined in § 21-28-1.02 shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "prisoner" includes all persons committed to the adult correctional institutions, 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 behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals pursuant to § 40.1-5.3-1, or the Rhode Island training school for youth, regardless of whether that prisoner is held upon conviction or upon any criminal charge.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 393, § 1.)