2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 31 - Intoxicating Beverage Offenses
§ 97-31-35. Sale, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages within facilities; employee knowledge; punishment for violations

Universal Citation: MS Code § 97-31-35 (2017)
  • (1) It is unlawful for any person to sell within, bring to, or be in possession of, in any correctional facility or convict camp within the state or any county, municipal or other jail within the state, except as authorized by this chapter, any alcoholic beverage including any vinous, spirituous, malt or intoxicating liquor, or intoxicating drinks which if drunk to excess will produce intoxication.
  • (2) It is unlawful for any person who is the keeper or officer in charge of the facility, camp or jail, or who is employed in or about the facility, camp or jail to knowingly permit any alcoholic beverage to be sold, possessed or used therein contrary to law.
  • (3) Any person who violates the provisions of this section and is convicted shall be fined up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($ 10,000.00) and be punished by imprisonment for not less than two (2) years, nor more than five (5) years; and that person will not be eligible for probation, parole, suspension of sentence, earned time allowance or other reduction of sentence.
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