Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 13
Bail and Recognizance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-13-9

§ 12-13-9. Commitment of juveniles on failure to give recognizance.

Any accused person, under the age of eighteen (18) years, who shall be required by any court to enter into recognizance for his or her appearance before any court and shall not give the recognizance may, at the discretion of the court, be committed to the state training school for youth, there to remain until the required recognizance is given or he or she is otherwise discharged by law. The warrant or mittimus for the commitment of any the accused person to the school shall be, as nearly as the object of the commitment will admit, in the form prescribed in § 12-19-27 for the commitment of persons sentenced to the state training schools; and the director of corrections and his or her subordinates shall have the same authority over any accused person so committed to their custody which they have by law over persons sentenced to the school, except that they shall not have authority to bind out or discharge the accused persons.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 285, §§ 48, 49; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, §§ 48, 49; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 28; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 28; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 28; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 80; G.L. 1956, § 12-13-9.