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1.20 – City Jail

1.20.010 – Established

The place in the city heretofore established and used as the jail, or any other place which may be hereafter used for that purpose is declared to be the city jail.

(Prior code: § 10.601)

1.20.020 – Keeper

The chief of police shall be the keeper of the keeper of the jail and shall have custody over all persons confined therein and of all property pertaining thereto.

(Prior code: § 10.602)

1.20.030 – Prisoners

The jail shall be used for the incarceration of all persons arrested for violating any laws of the state, the United States, or for violating any city ordinance, until such person shall be lawfully brought before a judge for a hearing, or until such person shall be lawfully transferred to some other place of incarceration or otherwise lawfully released.

(1978-M-29: § 1; Prior code: § 10.603)

1.20.040 – Escape prohibited

It is unlawful for any person to escape or attempt to escape or to assist any prisoner to escape or attempt to escape from jail.

(Prior code: § 10.604)

1.20.050 – Communication with prisoners

It is unlawful for any person, other than employees of the St. Charles Police Department, to communicate with any prisoner held in the jail without the permission of the Chief of Police or the police officer in charge.

(2005-M-22: § 1; Prior code: § 10.605)

1.20.060 – Violation - Penalty

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be fined not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars nor more than seven hundred fifty ($750.00) dollars for each offense.

(2005-M-22: § 2; Prior code: § 10.606)