THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
***** 750.139 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021: See 750.139.amended *****
750.139 Child under 16 years of age; confinement; commitment or trial; presence at trial of adults; transportation with adults charged with or convicted of crime; exception; violation as misdemeanor.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a child under 16 years of age while under arrest, confinement, or conviction for any crime, shall not be placed in any apartment or cell of any prison or place of confinement with any adult who is under arrest, confinement, or conviction for any crime, or be permitted to remain in any court room during the trial of adults, or be transported in any vehicle of transportation in company with adults charged with or convicted of crime.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to prisoners being transported to or from, or confined in a youth correctional facility operated by the department of corrections or a private vendor under section 20g of 1953 PA 232, MCL 791.220g.
(3) All cases involving the commitment or trial of children under 16 years of age for any crime or misdemeanor, before any court, shall be heard and determined by the court at a suitable time, to be designated by it, separate and apart from the trial of other criminal cases.
(4) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 750.139
Am. 1991, Act 145, Imd. Eff. Nov. 25, 1991
Am. 1998, Act 510, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1999
Former Law: See sections 1 to 3 of Act 110 of 1901, being CL 1915, §§ 7240 to 7242; and CL 1929, §§ 12816 to 12818.
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