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therefor to the Governor of this State biennially, to be by him laid
Sec. 3. This act shall take inmediate effect.
[ No. 210. ] AN ACT to repeal chapter two hundred and forty-one of the
compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the protection of the rights and liberties of persons claimed as fugitive slaves.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Chapter repealed chapter two hundred and forty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the protection of the rights and liberties of persons claimed as fugitive slaves, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved May 3, 1875.
[ No. 211. ] AN ACT to amend section forty-six of chapter one hundred and
fifty-four, of revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being section seren thousand five hundred and ninety-seven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to malicious injury to dams, reservoirs, and canals.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section amended section forty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-four of revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being section seven thousand five hundred and ninety-seven of the compiled laws of eigh teen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
(7597.) Sec. 46. Every person who sball willfully and mali- Penalty for ciously break down, injure, remove, or destroy any dam, reservoir, to dams, resercanal, or trench, or any gate, flume, flash-boards, or other appurtenances thereof, or any levee or structure for the purpose of conveying water to any such dam or reservoir, or any of the wheels, mill-gear, or machinery of any mill, or shall willfully or wantonly, without color of right, draw off the water contained in any millpond, reservoir, canal, or trench, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not more than five years, or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars and imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year.
Approved May 3, 1875.
[ No. 212. ] AN ACT to amend section three of the revised statutes of eight
een hundred and forty-six, being section six hundred and thirtyeight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section three of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and fortysix, being section six hundred and thirty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is
hereby amended so as to read as follows: Inhabitants of (638.) SEC. 3. The inhabitants of each township shall have raise money to power at any legal meeting, by a vote of the qualified electors ray expenses. thereof, to grant and vote sums of money, not exceeding such
amounts as are or may be limited by law, as they shall deem nec
essary for defraying all proper charges and expenses arising in the Oficers probibl. township; nor shall any board, officer, or officers, create any debt debt, etc. or liability against the township, or issue any warrant, certificate,
or order, for the payment of money, except when the creation of such debt or liability, or the payment of such money, has been authorized by such vote or by the provisions of law.
Approved May 3, 1875.
ted from creating
Blate Prison, location and use of.
General sn per.
[ No. 213. ] AN ACT to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State
Prison and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts inconsistent there with. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, There shall continue to be maintained in this State, a State Prison at Jackson, in the county of Jackson, in which convicts sentenced for life or otherwise, shall be securely confined, employed at hard labor, and governed for the purpose of punishment and reformation in the manner hereinafter provided.
OFFICERS. SEC. 2. The general supervision of the State Prison shall be vested in the Governor, and he shall visit it semi-annually, and oftener if he shall deem necessary. He shall investigate its management, examine its condition, inquire into any alleged abuses or neglect of duty, and may, in connection with the inspectors, make such changes in the general discipline of the prison as he may deem proper and best.
SEC. 3. The officers of the prison shall consist of three inspectors, one warden, who shall be the principal keeper, one deputy warden, one clerk, one agent, one chaplain, one physician and surgeon, and as many keepers and guards as the warden and inspectors may deem necessary. Each of said officers, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe the official
vision vested in Governor.
appointed and term of ottice.
oath prescribed in the constitution, and file the same with the Oath of office. Auditor General.
SEJ. 4. The said inspectors shall be appointed by the Governor, Appointment of by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and may be re- their term of
inspectors and moved by bim at his discretion, which removal, with the cause office. thereof, shall be reported to the Legislature at its next session. The inspectors now in office shall continue to hold such offices for the terms for which they were respectively appointed, unless sooner removed by the Governor. At the expiration of the terms of office for which the present inspectors have been appointed, and biennially thereafter, there shall be appointed by the Governor, as aforesaid, one inspector, who shall hold his office for the term of six years, unless sooner removed therefrom. Appointments to fill Vacancies. vacancies occurring during the recess of the Legislature, shall be made only until the close of the next session, or until a successor is appointed, with the concurrence of the Senate, and qualified.
SEC. 5. The warden shall be appointed by the Governor, by and Warden, how with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall hold his office is for the term of two years, and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by the Governor.
SEC. 6. The deputy warden, clerk, agent, physician, and chap- Other oficers, lain, shall be appointed by the board of inspectors, and shall bold "o their respective offices during the pleasure of the board ; and the keepers, and all other officers shall be appointed by the warden, with the assent of the inspectors, and hold their offices during the pleasure of the board of inspectors.
SEC. 7. No inspector of the State Prison shall be warden thereof, No officer to hold or be concerned in the business of such agency, or hold any other pointment in appointment or place connected with the prison; and no person prison or be
w interested in any shall be appointed an inspector, warden, depaty, agent, or clerk, or contract, etc. to any other employment in the prison, who is a contractor in the prison, or the agent or employé of such contractor, or who is interested, directly or indirectly, in any kind of business carried on in such prison. And no inspector, warden, or any other officer of the prison shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, purchase, or sale, for or on account of such prison.
Sec. 8. No officer of the prison shall employ the labor of any Oficers not to convict upon any work in which he or any other officer shall be in-eaplieka terested.
SEC. 9. Neither the warden nor any officer appointed by the officers not to warden and inspectors shall be employed in any business for pri- bu vate emolument, or which does not pertain to the duties of his office.
SEC. 10. The warden, clerk, deputy, keepers, guards, and other Certain officers necessary attendants shall, while in the actual employ of the State, exempt from as such officers, guards, and attendants respectively, be exempt duties. from military and jury duties.
Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the warden and other officers, Inspectors to be whenever requested, to admit the inspectors, or either of them,
prison, and into every part of said prison; to exhibit to them, or either of books, etc., to be them, on demand, all the books, papers, accounts, and writings them.
engage in private business.
duties for pri- buste
to attend meet
establish rules, etc.
pertaining to the prison, or to the business, government, discipline, or management thereof, and to render them every other facility in their power, to discharge their duties under this act.
INSPECTORS. Monthly meet. Sec. 12. The inspectors shall meet at the prison at least as often
as once in each month, and as much oftener as the proper control
and management thereof shall require. A majority of the memQuorum. bers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All Record of orders, orders and resolutions of the board shall be entered on its journal.
At the first meeting after the appointment of an inspector for the To choose presi- full term, the members shall choose one of their number president dent.
of the board. The clerk of the prison shall attend their meetings Clerk of prison and shall keep regular minutes of their proceedings, and of all ings, keep min. rules and regulations adopted by them, which shall be recorded in
a book provided for that purpose, signed by the inspectors present
at each meeting, and kept in the prison office. Inspectors to SEC. 13. It shall be the duty of the inspectors to make and
adopt all such general rules and regulations for the government and discipline of the prison as they may deem expedient, and from
time to time to change and amend the same as circumstances may · require. In making such rules and regulations, they shall as far as practicable, consistent with the discipline of the prison, adopt
such as shall in their judgment best conduce to the reformation of Copy of rules to convicts. A printed copy of the rules and regulations shall be officers, guards, furnished to every officer and guard at the time he is appointed
and sworn, and so much thereof as relates to the duties and obligations of the convicts shall be hung up in a conspicuous place in each cell and shop, and such rules shall be written or printed in a
language known to the convict occupying the cell. The inspectors Inspectors to shall at their regular meeting examine all the different departments, etc.
ments of the prison, and inquire into all matters connected with the government, discipline, and police thereof; the punishment and employment of the convicts therein confined; the books, accounts, and vouchers of the warden, clerk, and agent; the money concerns and contracts for work; the purchases and sales of the articles provided for such prison or sold on account thereof; and
whether the convicts are properly fed, clothed, and governed. To inquire into They shall also inquire into any improper conduct which may be improper conduct of officers. alleged to have been committed by the warden or any other officer
or employe of the prison, and for that purpose may issue subpænas to compel the attendance of witnesses, and the production of books, papers, and writings before them with like effect, and subject to the same penalties for disobedience as in cases of trial before justices of the peace, and may examine any witness produced before them on oath to be administered by the president of the board,
or in his absence by some other member thereof. Inspectors may Sec. 14. The board of inspectors, in their discretion, may unite unite offices of agent and clerk. the offices of agent and clerk, and impose the duties thereof upon
the clerk, who shall discharge the same in the manner prescribed . by law, and the rules and regulations of the board. But for the
warden and other officers,
performance of such duties the clerk shall in no case receive compensation as agent and clerk, but only such sum as may be allowed him for his services as clerk. Sec. 15. The inspectors may make such regalations in regard to Regulations rela
the tive to food, the food, rations, clothing, and bedding of the convicts, as the clothing health, well-being, and circumstances of each may require ; but all diet, rations, clothing, beds, and bedding, shall be plain, of good quality, and in sufficient quantity for the sustenance and comfort of the convicts.
Sec. 16. The inspectors shall annually, and as much oftener as Reports of they may deem necessary, require reports from the warden and other officers of the prison, in relation to any and all matters connected with the management, business, discipline, moneys, and property of the prison, and with the condition, conduct and employment of the convicts confined therein; and they shall, on or annual report of before the thirtieth day of November in each and every year, make insp out and transmit to the Governor, a report made up to the thirtieth of September of the current year, showing the condition of the prison, together with a detailed statement of its receipts and expenditures; the estimates of expenses for buildings, repairs, and all other purposes for the next succeeding year; the number of the officers, with their several salaries; the contracts entered into during the year for the employment of convicts; the name of each contractor in the prison, with the number of convicts employed by him, and the price paid for their labor; the whole number of convicts in the prison, and the whole number received during the year, with the names of the counties from whence they were received, and the crimes of which they were convicted; the number discharged, died, escaped, or pardoned ; the changes or additions, if any, to the prison buildings, and the cost thereof; together with such other facts and suggestions as may fully exbibit the entire workings of the prison during the year.
SEC. 17. The inspectors shall cause a full and accurate inventory Inventory of of all and singular the machinery, fixtures, goods, chattels, and property of Stato
u in and about property of every nature and description belonging to the State prison. in and about the prison, to be made in each year at the time of making their annual report; and said property shall be appraised on oath by two disinterested and competent appraisers to be appointed for that purpose by said inspectors, and a copy of such inventory and appraisal shall be appended to the annual report of the inspectors.
SEC. 18. The inspectors shall be allowed for their services re- Compensation spectively four dollars for each and every day actually and neces- of it sarily occupied in inspecting the prison and inquiring into the management thereof, and their actual traveling expenses in going to and from the prison, to be verified on oath, and paid by the State Treasurer on the warrant of the Auditor General.
WARDEN. SEC. 19. The warden shall reside in the State Prison, in apart- Residence. ments to be assigned him by the inspectors, and he shall be in