Maine Revised Statutes

§3233. Prison employees

1. Duties.  Prison employees have the following duties.
A. Prison officers shall perform the services in the managing, superintending and guarding of the prison as prescribed by the rules or as directed by the warden. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
B. If a prisoner at the prison resists the authority of any uniformed or ununiformed officer or refuses to obey his lawful commands, the officer shall immediately enforce obedience. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Powers.  Prison employees have the following powers.
A. Employees of the prison have the same power as sheriffs in their respective counties to search for and apprehend escapees from the prison, when authorized to do so by the warden. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
B. Employees of the prison, when authorized by the warden, may carry weapons inside and outside the prison in connection with their assigned duties or training. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Uniforms.  Prison employee uniforms are governed as follows.
A. Employees of the prison may be provided, at the expense of the State, with distinctive uniforms for use when required for the performance of their official duties and which shall remain the property of the State. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
B. Employees of the prison may be provided with an equivalent clothing allowance when the private purchase of special clothing is similarly required for the performance of their official duties. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).

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