2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-55 - Bodily injuries caused by prisoners, state juvenile probationers and state and local adult probatio...

18.2-55. Bodily injuries caused by prisoners, state juvenile probationersand state and local adult probationers or adult parolees.

A. It shall be unlawful for a person confined in a state, local or regionalcorrectional facility as defined in 53.1-1; in a secure facility ordetention home as defined in 16.1-228 or in any facility designed for thesecure detention of juveniles; or while in the custody of an employee thereofto knowingly and willfully inflict bodily injury on:

1. An employee thereof, or

2. Any other person lawfully admitted to such facility, except anotherprisoner or person held in legal custody, or

3. Any person who is supervising or working with prisoners or persons held inlegal custody, or

4. Any such employee or other person while such prisoner or person held inlegal custody is committing any act in violation of 53.1-203.

B. It shall be unlawful for an accused, probationer or parolee under thesupervision of, or being investigated by, (i) a probation or parole officerwhose powers and duties are defined in 16.1-237 or 53.1-145, (ii) a localpretrial services officer associated with a program established pursuant toArticle 5 ( 19.2-152.2) of Chapter 9 of Title 19.2, or (iii) a localprobation officer associated with a program established pursuant to Article 9( 9.1-173 et seq.) of Chapter 1 of Title 9.1, to knowingly and willfullyinflict bodily injury on such officer while he is in the performance of hisduty, knowing or having reason to know that the officer is engaged in theperformance of his duty.

Any person violating any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 5felony.

(1975, cc. 14, 15; 1977, c. 553; 1982, c. 636; 1985, c. 508; 1996, c. 527;1999, cc. 618, 658; 2001, cc. 818, 848.)

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