2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:909 - Reporting of escapes from state juvenile institutions; records

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:909 (2018)

§909. Reporting of escapes from state juvenile institutions; records

A. The superintendent or highest ranking employee of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, or the person acting on behalf of the department, who is physically present at and in charge of a juvenile institution at the time of an escape from that institution shall, within ten minutes after being notified that a child or offender has escaped from or left the premises or grounds of the institution without authority, notify or take necessary steps to insure the notification of every law enforcement agency as defined in this Section.

B. The superintendent or person in charge of a state juvenile institution shall maintain a record and description of every escape from the juvenile institution of which the superintendent has control. The record shall list the date and time of the escape, the number of offenders who escaped, the offenses for which the escapees were placed at the institution, the name of each law enforcement agency notified of the escape, the time each law enforcement agency was notified and the name of the person receiving the notice, and the name of the department employee or agent who notified that law enforcement agency. The report shall be available for public inspection and shall list all prior escapes, if any, from the institution within the last five years of the date of the last escape. A copy of the report shall be delivered to each law enforcement agency as defined in this Section.

C. The secretary of the department shall promulgate rules and regulations to insure the immediate reporting of all escapes from juvenile institutions as required by this Section.

D. As used in this Section, "law enforcement agency" means the sheriff's office, all police departments in the parish, and the office of state police.

Acts 1990, No. 977, §1.

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