1955 session laws – Ch. 238 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 238 AN ACT TO TRANSFER ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE POWERS AND DUTIES RESPECTING THE STATE PRISON SYS- TEM FROM THE STATE HIGHWAY AND PUBLIC WORKS COM- MISSION TO THE DIRECTOR OF PRISONS; TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF APPOINTING AND REMOVING THE DIRECTOR OF PRISONS AND OTHER PRISON PERSONNEL; AND TO PROHIBIT PRISON SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL FROM ENGAGING IN CER- TAIN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

G. S. 148-36 is hereby rewritten to read as follows: G. S. 148-36. Director of Prisons to control prison camps.All prison camps established or acquired by the State Highway and Public Works Commission shall be under the administrative control and direction of the Director of Prisons, and operated under rules and regulations adopted and approved as provided in G. S. 148-11. Subject to such rules and regulations, the Director shall establish grades for prisoners according to conduct, and so far as possible introduce the honor system, and may transfer honor prisoners to honor camps. Prisoners may be transferred from one district camp to another, and the Director of Prisons may where it is deemed practical to do so establish separate camps.for white prisoners and colored prisoners. In each district camp, quarters shall be provided for the care and maintenance of such prisoners as may be sick or in need of special care. For each camp, a physician may be employed for such portion of his time as may be necessary, and prisoners may be used as attendants or nurses, Prisoners classified as having special qualifications to perform labor other than labor upon the public roads may be assigned to such special duties as the Director may determine. Personnel for such camps shall be empolyed by the Director of Prisons as provided in G. S. 148-1.

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