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Act 78 of 1917
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WORK FARMS, FACTORIES, AND SHOPS

Act 78 of 1917

AN ACT to establish and to provide for the conduct and maintenance of work farms, factories or shops in counties of this state and to authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein and to provide for the punishment of such persons for breaking or attempting to break out; and to permit counties not operating work farms, factories or shops to contract for the care of their prisoners with counties operating such farms, factories or shops.


History: 1917, Act 78, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1917


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 801.201SectionCounty workhouse; authorization of county to acquire and own.
Section 801.202SectionNon-partisan commission for management; election, membership, number, term, vacancies, eligibility, oath.
Section 801.203SectionNon-partisan commission for management; superintendent; appointment, powers, oath, duties, bond; employees; appropriations.
Section 801.204SectionBoard of commissioners; expenses; meetings; visit to work farm, factory, or shop; examination of management; hearing and determining complaints or questions; making and recording rules or orders; conflict of interest; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; availability of certain writings to public.
Section 801.205SectionBooks of account; contents; quarterly statement.
Section 801.206SectionReports to supervisors; removal of officials or employees.
Section 801.207SectionSuperintendent; duties.
Section 801.208SectionCounties without workhouse; contract with commission; publication.
Section 801.209SectionSentencing person to work farm, factory, or shop.
Section 801.210SectionCounties without workhouse; transfer of convicted persons to workhouse; employment; fees.
Section 801.211SectionMaintenance expense; tax levy.
Section 801.212SectionCommitment of person to work farm, factory, or shop.
Section 801.214SectionRecord of infractions; effect of good behavior.
Section 801.215SectionRealty; powers of commission.
Section 801.217SectionDeclaration of necessity.
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