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Senate Bill 0508

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB508 (Updated February 27, 2007 5:17 pm - DI 84)

Electrified perimeter fences at prisons. Authorizes the department of correction to install an electric perimeter fence system capable of delivering a lethal electrical shock at medium or maximum security facilities to prevent the escape of offenders detained in the facilities. Specifies that an electric perimeter fence system must be sandwiched between two conventional fences and designed to minimize the danger to wildlife. Requires that the electric perimeter fence must be designed to deliver a debilitating electrical shock on first contact, and capable of delivering a lethal electrical shock on second contact. Provides civil immunity for a contractor hired by the department to install, operate, or maintain an electric perimeter fence system based in an injury suffered by a person confined in the correctional facility who is attempting to escape.
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     In Committee - 2nd House
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