Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3121Primary Sponsor: WaldropCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Prisoner, attempted escapeResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryCompanion Bill Number: 118Computer Document Number: 3121Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Type: Introduced and read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WaldropType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3121 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 25 time, referred to Committee 3121 House Dec 27, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONFINEMENT OF PRISONERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PRISONER WHO ESCAPES OR ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY MAY NOT SERVE HIS SENTENCE FOR THE ORIGINAL CONVICTION OR AN ADDITIONAL SENTENCE FOR THE ESCAPE OR ATTEMPTED ESCAPE IN A MINIMUM SECURITY FACILITY AND TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 24-3-20(a) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 24-3-10, any a person convicted of an offense against the this State of South Carolina and committed to the State Penitentiary at Columbia shall be is in the custody of the State Board of Corrections of the State of South Carolina, and the board shall designate the place of confinement where the sentence shall must be served. The board may designate as a place of confinement any available, suitable, and appropriate institution or facility, including a county jail or prison camp, whether maintained by the State Department of Corrections or otherwise. However, a prisoner who escapes or attempts to escape from custody may not serve his sentence for the original conviction or an additional sentence for the escape or attempted escape in a minimum security facility. Provided, that if If the facility is not maintained by the department, the consent of the sheriff of the county wherein in which the facility is located must first be obtained first."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.