2014 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 5 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 2 - HINDERING GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
6-5-213. Taking contraband into penal institutions or correctional facilities; definitions; penalties.


WY Stat § 6-5-213 (2014) What's This?

6-5-213. Taking contraband into penal institutions or correctional facilities; definitions; penalties.

(a) Except as authorized by a person in charge, no person shall:

(i) Intentionally convey or attempt to convey contraband to a person confined in a penal institution or correctional facility; or

(ii) Intentionally make, obtain or possess contraband if the person is officially confined in a penal institution or correctional facility.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), or both.

(c) As used in this section:

(i) "Contraband" means:

(A) Cellular telephone or other unauthorized electronic communications device;

(B) Cigarette or other tobacco product;

(C) Money;

(D) Any tool or other item that may be used to facilitate escape from the custody of the penal institution or correctional facility; or

(E) Any other item that the person confined in the official custody of a penal institution or correctional facility is prohibited by law from making, obtaining or possessing.

(ii) "Penal institution or correctional facility" means a jail, a state penal institution or a correctional facility operated by a private entity pursuant to W.S. 7-22-102.

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