1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Moak
House Bill 170
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT JAILERS FROM ENGAGING IN SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH PRISONERS; TO PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any jailer, guard, sheriff, constable, marshal or other officer to engage in any sexual conduct with any offender incarcerated at any jail or correctional facility. Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or imprisoned for a term not to exceed five (5) years, or both.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.