PRISON CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 118 of 1893
800.41 Enforcement of discipline; attempted escapes; “correctional facility” and "corrections officer" defined.
(1) If a prisoner assaults or batters a corrections officer or any other person, damages or attempts to damage any part of a correctional facility, attempts to escape, or resists or disobeys a lawful command, the corrections officers of the correctional facility shall use all suitable means to defend themselves, to enforce discipline, to secure offenders, and to prevent any escape.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Correctional facility" means any of the following:
(i) A state facility that houses prisoners committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections.
(ii) A state youth correctional facility operated by the department of corrections.
(iii) A correctional facility operated by a private vendor authorized under the laws of this state to receive prisoners.
(b) "Corrections officer" means either of the following:
(i) A state correctional officer as defined in section 2 of the correctional officers' training act of 1982, 1982 PA 415, MCL 791.502.
(ii) A correctional officer employed by a correctional facility described in subdivision (a)(ii).
History: 1893, Act 118, Imd. Eff. May 26, 1893
CL 1897, 2120
CL 1915, 1739
CL 1929, 17583
CL 1948, 800.41
Am. 1998, Act 513, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1999
Am. 2006, Act 533, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2006
Popular Name: Prison Code
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