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State Charities Law (L. 1896. ch. 546), S 115. $ 115. Reimbursement for maintenance expenses. - The board of managers of such colony may appoint an agent, whose duty it shall be to secure from relatives or friends who are liable therefor, or who may be willing to assume the cost of maintenance of any inmate therein, who is not maintained as a private patient, reimbursement in whole or in part of the money expended by the state for such purpose. Such agent shall perform such other duties as the board of managers may prescribe. The compensation of such agent shall be fixed by the board of managers at not more than five dollars per day, and he shall be allowed his necessary expenses, payable from the money appropriated for the support of such institution. If the board of managers believes that any inmate of such colony, not maintained therein as a private patient, has any property, or that any relative who would be liable for his support if he were not an inmate of such institution is of sufficient ability to wholly or partly provide for his maintenance therein, such board of managers may apply to a justice of the supreme court of the judicial district in which such institution is located for an order directing the application of the property of such inmate to his maintenance in such institution, or requiring the relatives so liable for his support to pay to such institution at the time specified in such order a stated amount for such maintenance. At least ten days' notice of the application of such order shall be given to such persons and in such manner as such justice shall direct, and such order shall be granted only after a hearing of parties interested who appear and desire to be heard. The relatives against whom such proceeding is instituted and who are served with the notice of the application for the order shall be deemed to be of sufficient ability, unless the contrary shall affirmatively appear to the satisfaction of such justice. If more than one relative is liable for the support of such inmate and is of sufficient ability to contribute to the expense of his maintenance in such institution, such order shall determine the portion of the expense of his maintenance to be paid by each. If the property of such inmate is not applied as directed in such order, or the relatives liable for the support of such inmate refuse or neglect to comply with such order, the board of managers of such colony may bring an action in the name of such institution to recover the amount due such institution by virtue of such order. (Added by L. 1902, ch. 356, in effect April 3, 1902.)
State Charities Law (L. 1896, ch. 546), SS 120, 121.
INSTITUTIONS FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENTS. $ 120. State industrial school; managers. The state industrial school, at Rochester, is hereby continued for the reception of all male children, under the age of sixteen years, who shall be legally committed to such school as vagrants or on a conviction for any criminal offense by any court having authority to make such commitment. Such school shall be under the control and management of a board of fifteen managers appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. Their term of office shall be three years, and they shall be so appointed that the terms of one-third shall expire on the first Tuesday of February in each year. All vacancies shall be filled by the governor and the person appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the person whom he succeeds. In the discretion of the governor, persons of either sex may be appointed as managers of such school. Such managers shall serve without compensation. (Amended by L. 1898, ch. 5:36, and L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
$ 121. Managers of house of refuge for juvenile delinquents in New York city.- The society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in the city of New York shall continue to be a corporation by the name of “The Managers of the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents in the City of New York,” with all the powers conferred upon it by its act of incorporation and the acts amendatory thereof, in so far as the same are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act. There shall continue to be thirty managers of such society, each of whom shall hold office for the term of three years; and the managers in office when this chapter takes effect shall continue in office for the terms for which they were chosen respectively. The members of such society residing in the city of New York shall annually on the third Monday in November, by a plurality of votes, elect ten managers of such society If a vacancy shall occur in the office of any manager, the board of managers may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
State Charities Law (L. 1896, ch. 546), SS 124-126. $ 124. Commitment of children. - Male children under the age of sixteen years may be committed froin the rural counties of this state as vagrants, or on the conviction of any criminal offence by any court having authority to make such commitments, to the state industrial school or the house of refuge established by the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents; but such children in the counties of New York and Kings shall be committed to the house of refuge in New York city, established by such society But no child under the age of twelve years shall be committed or sentenced to either of such institutions for any crime or offense less than felony. The courts of criminal jurisdiction in the several counties shall ascertain by such proof as may be in their power, the age of every delinquent committed to either of such institutions, and insert such age in the order of commitment and the age thus ascertained shall be deemed and taken to be the true age of such delinquent. If the court shall omit to insert in the order of commitment, the age of any delinquent committed to such school or house of refuge the managers shall as soon as may be after such delinquent shall be received by them, ascertain his age by the best means in their power, and cause the same to be entered in a book to be designated by them for that purpose, and the age of such delinquent thus ascertained shall be deemed and taken to be the true age of such delinquent. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
§ 125. Register.— Upon the commitment of a delinquent to such industrial school or house of refuge, the superintendent thereof shall cause to be entered in the register kept for that purpose, the date of admission, name, age, place of birth, nationality, residence and such other facts as may be ascertained, relating to the origin, condition, peculiarity or inherited tendencies of such delinquent. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
$ 126. Discipline and control of inmates.-- The managers of the state industrial school shall receive and detain during minority, every male delinquent committed thereto in pursuance of law, or to the western house of refuge for juvenile delinquents, or to the house of refuge for juvenile delinquents in western New York. The managers of the house of refuge for juvenile delinquents in the city of New York, may receive and detain during
State Charities Law (L. 1896, ch. 546), SS 127, 128.
minority all male delinquents committed thereto. After June one, nineteen hundred and four, no female shall be committed to or received at either the said state industrial school or the house of refuge for juvenile delinquents in the city of New York. The managers of each institution shall cause the children detained therein or under their care to be instructed in such branches of useful knowledge, and to be regularly and systematically einployed in such lines of industry as shall be suitable to their years and capacities, and shall cause such children to be subjected to such discipline, as in the opinion of such board, is most likely to effect their reformation. The managers of each institution, with the consent of any child committed thereto, may bind out as an apprentice or servant, such child during the time they would be entitled to retain him to such persons and at such places to learn such trade and employment as in their judgment will be for the future benefit and advantage of such child. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
$ 127. Military drill.— The superintendent of the state industrial school, and the superintendent of the house of refuge, established by the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents, with the approval of the respective boards of managers thereof, may institute and establish a system of rules and regulations for uniforming, equipping, officering, disciplining and drilling in military art, the inmates of such institutions, and for the exercise and drill of such inmates according to the most approved tactics, such number of hours daily as such superintendent may deern advisable. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
$ 128. Transfer of inmates to penitentiary or Elmira reformiatory.- If a delinquent confined in the state industrial school or the house of refuge established by the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents, by commitment for felony, is guilty of attempting to set fire to any building belonging to either of such institutions, or to any combustible matter for the purpose of setting fire to any such building, or of openly resisting the lawful authority of an officer thereof, or of attempting to excite others to do so, or shall by gross or habitual misconduct exert a dangerous and pernicious influence over the other delinquents, the board of managers of the institution wherein such case arises shall State Charities Law (L. 1896, ch. 546), S 129. submit a written statement of the facts to a justice of the supreme court, or, if the case arises within the state industrial school, to the county judge of the county of Monroe, and apply to him for an order authorizing a temporary confinement of such delinquent, in the Monroe county penitentiary, or if over sixteen years of age, in the Elmira reformatory; and if the case arises within the house of refuge, established by the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in the city of New York, in the county jail or penitentiary of the county of New York, or if the delinquent be over sixteen years of age, to the Eastern New York reformatory, when completed, and until then to the Elmira reformatory. Such judge shall forthwith inquire into the facts, and if it appear that the statement is substantially true, and that the ends desired to be accomplished by the institution wherein the case has arisen will be best promoted thereby, he shall make an order authorizing the confinement of such delinquent in such penitentiary, county jail or reformatory for the limited time expressed in the order, and the keeper or superintendent of such penitentiary, county jail or reformatory shall receive such delinquent and detain him during the time expressed in such order. At the expiration of the time limited by such order, or sooner, if the board of managers of either of such institutions shall direct, the superintendent or keeper of such reformatory, county jail or penitentiary shall return such delinquent to the custody of the superintendent of the institution from which such delinquent shall have been received. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167, in effect June 1, 1904.)
$ 129. Confinement of juvenile delinquents under sentences by the courts of the United States. The superintendents of the house of refuge, established by the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in the city of New York, and the state industrial school at Rochester, shall receive and safely keep in their respective institutions, subject to the regulations and discipline thereof, and the provisions of this article, any male criminal under the age of sixteen years convicted of any offense against the United States, under sentences of imprisonment in any court of the United States, sitting within this state, until such sentences be executed, or until such delinquent shall be discharged by due course of law, conditioned upon the United States surporting such delinquent and paying the expenses attendant upon the execution of such sentence. (Amended by L. 1904, ch. 167. in effect June 1, 1904.)