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Chapter 217

< > Effective - 28 Aug 1991, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *217.543.  Until December 31, 2016 — House arrest authorized for certain prisoners — jailer to establish program — remote electronic surveillance allowed — percentage of prisoner's wage to pay cost — violation penalty — (St. Louis City). — 1.  The jailer of any city not within a county having custody of pretrial detainees or persons serving sentences for violation of state or local laws may establish a program of house arrest consistent with the provisions of this section.

  2.  Such jailer shall by rule establish a program of house arrest.  Such jailer may extend the limits of confinement for pretrial detainees or persons serving sentences for violation of** state or local laws.

  3.  The inmate or detainee shall remain an inmate of such jailer and shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the house arrest program.

  4.  Such jailer shall require the inmate or detainee to participate in work or educational or vocational programs and other activities that may be necessary to the supervision and treatment of the inmate or detainee.

  5.  An inmate or detainee released to house arrest shall be authorized to leave his place of residence only for the purpose and time necessary to participate in the programs and activities authorized.

  6.  Such jailer shall supervise every inmate or detainee released to the house arrest program and shall verify compliance with the requirements set forth for each person so released and such other rules and regulations that such jailer shall promulgate, and may do so by remote electronic surveillance.  Such jailer may direct to any peace officer the return of any inmate or detainee from house arrest for violation of the conditions of release.

  7.  Each inmate or detainee who is released on house arrest shall pay a percentage of his wages to cover the costs of house arrest, such amount to be established by the jailer.

  8.  An inmate released to the house arrest program pursuant to this section commits the crime of escape from custody if such inmate purposely fails to return to his place of residence or activity as established by the jailer when he is required to do so. Escape from custody is a class D felony.


(L. 1991 H.B. 566)

*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.

**Word "of" does not appear in original rolls.

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