MCL - Act 78 of 1917


Act 78 of 1917

AN ACT to establish and to provide for the conduct and maintenance of work farms, factories or shops in counties of this state and to authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein and to provide for the punishment of such persons for breaking or attempting to break out; and to permit counties not operating work farms, factories or shops to contract for the care of their prisoners with counties operating such farms, factories or shops.

History: 1917, Act 78, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1917

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 801.201 Section County workhouse; authorization of county to acquire and own.
Section 801.202 Section Non-partisan commission for management; election, membership, number, term, vacancies, eligibility, oath.
Section 801.203 Section Non-partisan commission for management; superintendent; appointment, powers, oath, duties, bond; employees; appropriations.
Section 801.204 Section Board of commissioners; expenses; meetings; visit to work farm, factory, or shop; examination of management; hearing and determining complaints or questions; making and recording rules or orders; conflict of interest; conducting business at public meeting; notice of meeting; availability of certain writings to public.
Section 801.205 Section Books of account; contents; quarterly statement.
Section 801.206 Section Reports to supervisors; removal of officials or employees.
Section 801.207 Section Superintendent; duties.
Section 801.208 Section Counties without workhouse; contract with commission; publication.
Section 801.209 Section Sentencing person to work farm, factory, or shop.
Section 801.210 Section Counties without workhouse; transfer of convicted persons to workhouse; employment; fees.
Section 801.211 Section Maintenance expense; tax levy.
Section 801.212 Section Commitment of person to work farm, factory, or shop.
Section 801.214 Section Record of infractions; effect of good behavior.
Section 801.215 Section Realty; powers of commission.
Section 801.217 Section Declaration of necessity.