2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Malone
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-193, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE ILLEGALITY OF PROVIDING CELL PHONES TO PRISONERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-193, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-193. It is unlawful for any officer or employee of the department, of any county sheriff's department, of any private correctional facility in this state in which offenders are confined or for any other person or offender to possess, furnish, attempt to furnish, or assist in furnishing to any offender confined in this state any weapon, deadly weapon, unauthorized electronic device, cell phone or contraband item. It is unlawful for any person or offender to take, attempt to take, or assist in taking any weapon, deadly weapon, unauthorized electronic device, cell phone or contraband item on property belonging to the department which is occupied or used by offenders, except as authorized by law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.