CORRECTIONS CODE OF 1953 (EXCERPT)
Act 232 of 1953
791.263a Compensation of correctional or youth correctional facility employees injured by inmate assault or injured during riot; exception; "correctional facility" defined.
(1) A person employed by the department of corrections in a correctional facility who is injured as a result of an assault by a prisoner housed in the correctional facility or injured during a riot shall receive his or her full wages by the department of corrections until worker's compensation benefits begin and then shall receive in addition to worker's compensation benefits a supplement from the department which together with the worker's compensation benefits shall equal but not exceed the weekly net wage of the employee at the time of the injury. This supplement shall only apply while the person is on the department's payroll and is receiving worker's compensation benefits. Fringe benefits normally received by an employee shall be in effect during the time the employee receives the supplement provided by this section from the department.
(2) Subsection (1) also applies to a person who is employed by the department of corrections who, while performing his or her duties in a correctional facility described in section 20g or 20j, is injured as a result of an assault by a prisoner housed in that correctional facility or is injured during a riot in that correctional facility. However, subsection (1) does not apply to any person employed by, or retained under contract by, a private contractor that operates a correctional facility described in section 20g or 20j.
(3) For purposes of this section, "correctional facility" means a facility that houses prisoners committed to the jurisdiction of the department, including a community corrections center.
History: Add. 1975, Act 293, Imd. Eff. Dec. 10, 1975
Am. 1998, Act 512, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1999
Am. 2012, Act 599, Eff. Mar. 28, 2013
Popular Name: Department of Corrections Act
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