SECTION 1. Section 34 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “shall”, in line 2, the following words:- , unless a member of a regional lockup facility,.
SECTION 2. Said section 34 of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “thereby”, in line 8, the following words:- , or to the regional lockup facility if the city or town is a member of such a facility pursuant to section 34A of this chapter.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after section 34 the following section:-
Section 34A. The sheriff of each county may establish one or more regional lockup facilities within the county to which persons arrested with or without a warrant or any person arrested under any civil process may be committed. Any county regional lockup facility established under this section shall have the same function and power as a lockup established under section 34 of this chapter. A city or town may become a member of a county regional lockup facility system by executing, with the consent of the county commissioners, a written agreement with the county sheriff. The agreement shall be filed with the city or town clerk, the county commissioners, and the secretary of state, and shall set forth the details as to the transportation, booking, fees to be paid per incarcerated person, and an indemnification agreement.
Police officers who are transporting an incarcerated person to a regional lockup facility shall, during transport, have the full authority and jurisdiction of a police officer through any city, town, or county. The requirements and duties set forth in sections 36A through 36C, inclusive, of this chapter shall pertain to the regional lockup facility and the sheriff’s department personnel, except that training shall be completed within 1 year of the establishment of such a facility. A city or town police department that is a member of a county regional lockup facility system does not have to comply with section 36C of this chapter. The regional lockup facility administrator and deputy sheriffs of the county where the regional lockup facility is located shall have the same authority, jurisdiction, and duty as a police officer to detain, book, hold, and transport a pre-arraignment incarcerated person or any other incarcerated person to or from the regional lockup facility.
SECTION 4. Section 35 of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, if there is a county regional lockup facility, the sheriff of that county shall be responsible for the appointment of the administrator of the lockup facility who shall serve for such term as the sheriff shall determine and written notice of the same shall be filed with the county commissioners and the clerk of each city or town that is a member of a county regional lockup facility system. The administrator of the regional lockup facility shall have all the powers and duties of a keeper of the lockup.
SECTION 5. Section 36B of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “town” , in line 2, the following word:- , county,.
SECTION 6. Said section 36B of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “police department”, in line 3, the following words:- , the county sheriff’s department.
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