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< > Effective - 28 Aug 1989, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *217.405.  Until December 31, 2016 — Offender abuse, penalty — employees not to use physical force, exception. — 1.  Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, a person commits the crime of "offender abuse" if he knowingly injures the physical well-being of any offender under the jurisdiction of the department by beating, striking, wounding or by sexual contact with such person.

  2.  Offender abuse is a class C felony.

  3.  No employee of the department shall use any physical force on an offender except the employee shall have the right to use such physical force as is necessary to defend himself, suppress an individual or group revolt or insurrection, enforce discipline or to secure the offender.


(L. 1982 H.B. 1196 § 26, A.L. 1989 H.B. 408)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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