CHAPTER 942
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

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Secs. 53-143 to 53-150. Perjury and subornation of perjury. Attempt to influence jurors. Conversation with or by jurors. Bribery: Generally; of witness; of executive or legislative officer. Attempt to improperly influence legislation.
Secs. 53-151 and 53-152.
Sec. 53-153. Unlawful removal or alteration of records. Counterfeiting seals.
Secs. 53-154 to 53-163. Failure to appear according to promise or bond. Escape from custody, generally. Conveying of unauthorized items into a correctional institution. Intoxication and possession of intoxicating beverages on property of, or under jurisdiction of, Correction Department. When sentence to take effect.
Sec. 53-164. Escape from certain institutions.
Secs. 53-165 to 53-168. Resisting, hindering or endangering officer. Aiding escape of mentally ill persons and dipsomaniacs. Breaking lockups. Rioting or inciting to riot at state correctional institution. Possession of weapons by inmates of correctional institutions. False complaint to police; use of police radio information.

      Secs. 53-143 to 53-150. Perjury and subornation of perjury. Attempt to influence jurors. Conversation with or by jurors. Bribery: Generally; of witness; of executive or legislative officer. Attempt to improperly influence legislation. Sections 53-143 to 53-150, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8481-8488; 1969, P.A. 828, S. 214.)

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      Secs. 53-151 and 53-152. Transferred to Chapter 11, Secs. 1-102 and 1-103, respectively.

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      Sec. 53-153. Unlawful removal or alteration of records. Counterfeiting seals. Any person who, wilfully and corruptly, takes away, alters, mutilates or destroys any book, record, document, archive or other property in the possession or custody or under the control of any institution, board, commission, department or officer of the state or any county or municipality or court, or who counterfeits the seal of this state or the seal of any court or public office entitled to have and use a seal, and makes use of the same, or, with evil intent, affixes any of the said true seals to any document, or who has in his possession any such counterfeited seal, and wilfully conceals the same, knowing it to be falsely made and counterfeited, shall be imprisoned not more than ten years.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8490; 1953, S. 3280d; P.A. 78-331, S. 20, 58.)

      History: P.A. 78-331 deleted reference to imprisonment specifically "in the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers".

      This section held to give a civil remedy to party injured by unlawful alteration of records. 28 C. 210. Alteration does not include making of false entries in document. 159 C. 544. Cited. 165 C. 507. Cited. 221 C. 910. Cited. 222 C. 539.

      Cited. 8 CA 351. Cited. 26 CA 286.


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      Secs. 53-154 to 53-163. Failure to appear according to promise or bond. Escape from custody, generally. Conveying of unauthorized items into a correctional institution. Intoxication and possession of intoxicating beverages on property of, or under jurisdiction of, Correction Department. When sentence to take effect. Sections 53-154 to 53-163, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8491-8900; 1953, S. 3281d; 1961, P.A. 312, S. 4-13; 517, S. 113; 580, S. 14-16; 1963, P.A. 12; February, 1965, P.A. 556, S. 3-5; 1967, P.A. 549, S. 7; 1969, P.A. 577; 828, S. 214; P.A. 74-280, S. 24, 25.)

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      Sec. 53-164. Escape from certain institutions. Any person who aids or abets any inmate in escaping from the Connecticut Juvenile Training School or the Southbury Training School or who knowingly harbors any such inmate, or aids in abducting any such inmate who has been paroled from the person or persons to whose care and service such inmate has been legally committed, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both. Any constable or officer of state or local police, and any officer or employee of any of said institutions, is authorized and directed to arrest any person who has escaped therefrom and return such person thereto.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8501; 1961, P.A. 312, S. 14; 1967, P.A. 118, S. 7; 1972, P.A. 28, S. 3; P.A. 91-278, S. 6, 9; P.A. 99-26, S. 24, 39; P.A. 00-99, S. 117, 124, 154; P.A. 01-195, S. 68, 181.)

      History: 1961 act deleted escapes from state farm for women; 1967 act changed name of Mansfield State Training School and Hospital, deleting the words "State" and "and Hospital"; 1972 act deleted reference to escapes from institutions "to which commitment may be made under the authority of section 17-379"; P.A. 91-278 removed reference to Mansfield Training School; P.A. 99-26 deleted obsolete reference to the Connecticut School for Boys and replaced "Long Lane School" with "the Connecticut Juvenile Training School", effective upon the filing with the Governor and the General Assembly of written certification by the Commissioner of Children and Families that the new Connecticut Juvenile Training School is operational (Revisor's note: Said written certification was filed with the Senate and House Clerks on September 20, 2001, and with the Governor on September 21, 2001); P.A. 00-99, S. 117 deleted reference to sheriff and deputy sheriff, effective December 1, 2000, and S. 124 incorporated reference to "the Connecticut Juvenile Training School" and also deleted reference to sheriff and deputy sheriff, effective "when both of the following events have occurred: (A) The Secretary of the State has certified the vote approving the constitutional amendment eliminating county sheriffs, and (B) the Commissioner of Children and Families has filed with the Governor and the General Assembly written certification that the new Connecticut Juvenile Training Center is operational" (Revisor's note: The effective date of P.A. 00-99, S. 124 incorporates the effective date of P.A. 99-26 concerning the institution name change to the "Connecticut Juvenile Training School" and the effective date of the constitutional amendment eliminating county sheriffs); P.A. 01-195 made a technical change for purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001.

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      Secs. 53-165 to 53-168. Resisting, hindering or endangering officer. Aiding escape of mentally ill persons and dipsomaniacs. Breaking lockups. Rioting or inciting to riot at state correctional institution. Possession of weapons by inmates of correctional institutions. False complaint to police; use of police radio information. Sections 53-165 to 53-168, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8502-8505; February, 1965, P.A. 60; 1961, P.A. 130, S. 2; 132; 1969, P.A. 452, S. 3; 828, S. 214; 1971, P.A. 871, S. 129.)

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