Section 14-3-1Duties of Board of Corrections generally.
The Board of Corrections shall superintend the management of the convicts and all subordinate officers, persons or guards. It shall be its duty to see that the laws in relation to convicts and the rules of the board are enforced; and its orders shall be obeyed by all officers, guards and convicts. It has the general oversight of all of the officers and convicts and of the lands and other property belonging to the several prisons.
The Board of Corrections shall have general superintendence and control of all the officers, agents and employees of the board and of all matters relating to convicts, and it shall see that they perform their duties. There shall be made to it, as often as it may require, a report of the condition of the convicts and of the work done by each officer.
(Code 1886, §§4557, 4573; Code 1896, §§4432, 4439; Code 1907, §§6480, 6491; Acts 1923, No. 475, p. 629; Code 1923, §§3585, 3591; Code 1940, T. 45, §§11, 14.)