2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:161A-8 - Regulations; Confinement, Bail Schedule

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:161A-8 (2016) What's This?

2A:161A-8. Regulations; confinement, bail schedule
8. a. The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, after consultation with the Attorney General, pursuant to authority granted in sections 6 and 10 of P.L.1976, c.98 (C.30:1B-6 and 30:1B-10) and this section shall promulgate regulations governing strip and body cavity searches of persons detained in municipal detention or adult county correctional facilities. These regulations shall give full recognition to the rights of persons confined granted under the constitutions of the United States and this State.

b. The Attorney General shall issue guidelines or directives for police officers governing the release and confinement of persons who have been arrested for commission of an offense other than a crime and such guidelines governing the performance of strip and body cavity searches as he deems necessary to promote compliance with this act, the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, and with the constitutions of the United States and this State. The Attorney General may require law enforcement agencies to submit periodic reports providing data on all strip searches and body cavity searches conducted.

c. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall promulgate a bail schedule for all offenses other than crimes, and bail for a person arrested or detained on a warrant may be fixed and accepted by the law enforcement officer in charge of the station house.

L.1985,c.70,s.8; amended 1991,c.305,s.5.


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