944.39 Interference with prisoners; penalty.—Any person who, without authority, interferes with or in any way interrupts the work of any prisoner under the custody of the department or who in any way interferes with the discipline or good conduct of any prisoner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. No person shall, by disguise, misrepresentation of identity or other illicit means, attempt to gain admission to or enter upon the grounds of any state correctional institution for the purpose of visiting any prisoner in violation of the general visiting policy adopted by the department. A person, upon conviction of an offense as outlined in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Any peace officer or any correctional officer of the department or any prison inspector or any employee of the department may arrest without warrant any person violating the provisions of this section.
History.—s. 37, ch. 57-121; s. 7, ch. 61-192; s. 18, ch. 61-530; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1169, ch. 71-136; s. 57, ch. 77-120; s. 67, ch. 79-3; s. 16, ch. 95-283.