1998 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Moak
House Bill 59
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT JAILERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS 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, employee of the Department of Corrections, sheriff, constable, marshal or other officer to engage in any sexual conduct with any offender incarcerated at any jail or any state, county or private 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.