Criminals – Correctional Institutions

Station Houses for Women

SECTION 13-5-3

§ 13-5-3. Appointment, removal, and duties of matrons.

The police chief of every city or town shall appoint at least one woman who shall be known as a police matron. The public safety commission of the city of Providence shall appoint at least two (2) women who shall be known as police matrons. A police matron shall not be appointed for any definite term, but may hold office until removal. She may be removed at any time for cause by the appointing body, by a written order stating the cause of removal. Police matrons shall assist with the confinement of all female prisoners.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 293, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 362, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 415, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 338, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 13-5-3; P.L. 1988, ch. 262, § 1.)