State Codes and Statutes

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Statutes > West-virginia > 28 > 28-3-6

§28-3-6. Custody and conveyance of girls committed to institutions; expenses.
Whenever a girl is committed to the industrial home by any of the courts hereinbefore named, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the court before whom the trial was held to prepare the commitment papers in the case and forward the same by mail without delay to the superintendent of the industrial home. On receipt of such commitment papers, the superintendent of the home, if the commitment is found by her to conform to the provisions of this article, and there is room in said home, shall promptly so advise the authority making the commitment, who shall at once send the girl so committed to the home, under escort of a discreet woman of mature age. Such escort shall be designated by the authority by whom the commitment was made, and her compensation, which shall be fixed by the same authority and shall not exceed three dollars per day of twenty-four hours, and her expenses, and the girl's necessary traveling expenses, fully itemized and sworn to by the escort, shall be paid out of the treasury of the county from which the commitment was made, by the county commission thereof. No girl committed to said industrial home shall be lodged in any jail or lockup; but the authority committing her shall designate an officer or other proper person, preferably a woman, in whose custody she will be kept until she is delivered to the person duly authorized to conduct her to said home. The expense of keeping such girl shall be paid like any other expense of the hearing or trial.