§ 11-5-8. Assault on correctional officer, or training school employee.
Any person who shall knowingly and willfully strike a uniformed member of the correctional officer staff at the adult correctional institutions causing bodily injury, or willfully strikes a member who is out of uniform, knowing the person to be such a member, while the member is engaged in the performance of his or her duty, or who knowingly and without consent removes or attempts to remove a firearm from a correctional officer engaged in the lawful performance of his or her duties, or who knowingly and willfully strikes a training school employee at the training school for youth, causing bodily injury to the employee while the employee is engaged in the performance of his or her duty, shall be imprisoned not exceeding five (5) years, or fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 147, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 58, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 86, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 349, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 192, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 138, § 1.)