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SECTION 38-1-2

§ 38-1-2. Delivery of records to lawful custodian.

Every person, other than the lawful custodian thereof, who shall have in his or her possession, or under his or her control, any such record, book, writing, letter, or document as is designated in § 38-1-1 and who shall, without just cause, refuse or neglect for the space of ten (10) days after request made in writing by any citizen of the state, to deliver that record, book, writing, letter, or document to the lawful custodian of the records shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) and be imprisoned not exceeding five (5) years.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 31, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 41, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 42, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 494, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 38-1-2.)