§13-5-3  Appointment, removal, and duties of matrons. –

Published: 2015

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Criminals – Correctional Institutions


Station Houses for Women

SECTION 13-5-3

   § 13-5-3  Appointment, removal, and duties

of matrons. –

The police chief of every city or town shall appoint at least one woman who

shall be known as a police matron. The public safety commission of the city of

Providence shall appoint at least two (2) women who shall be known as police

matrons. A police matron shall not be appointed for any definite term, but may

hold office until removal. She may be removed at any time for cause by the

appointing body, by a written order stating the cause of removal. Police

matrons shall assist with the confinement of all female prisoners.

History of Section.

(G.L. 1896, ch. 293, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 362, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch.

415, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 338, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 13-5-3; P.L.

1988, ch. 262, § 1.)