Possession of contraband by a prisoner; guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB244)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of contraband by a prisoner; penalty.  Provides that any prisoner who willfully in any manner brings into the facility in which he is confined, or attempts to bring into the facility, any article of any nature whatsoever, without first securing the permission of the person in whose charge such prisoner is, and who may in his discretion grant or refuse permission is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, the delivery of such an article by another to a prisoner is prohibited. The bill also raises the penalty for possession or use of certain contraband items by a prisoner in a correctional facility from a Class 6 to a Class 3 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103168D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB244)
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB244)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice