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or is pregnant with child which shall be born after such commitment, such child may accompany its mother to and remain in such institution until it is two years of age

and must then be removed therefrom. The board of managers of any such institution may cause such child to be placed in any asylum for children in this state and pay for the care and maintenance of such child therein at a rate not to exceed two and one-half dollars a week, until the mother of such child shall have been discharged from such institution, or may commit such child to the care and custody of some relative or proper person willing to assume such care. If such woman, at the time of such commitment, shall be the mother of and have under her exclusive care a child more than one year of age, which might otherwise be left without proper care or guardianship, the magistrate committing such woman shall cause such child to be committed to such asylum as may be provided by law for such purposes, or to the care and custody of some relative or proper person willing to assume such care.

$ 230. Conveyance of women committed. The board of managers of each of such institutions shall employ suitable persons, to be known as marshals, to convey from the place of conviction to such institution all women legally committed thereto, and such marshals shall have the power and authority of deputy sheriffs in respect thereto. All expenses necessarily incurred in making such conveyance shall be paid by the treasurer of the board of managers. In case of the commitment of a woman, who, at the time thereof, is the mother of a nursing child or is pregnant, the board of managers shall designate a woman of suitable age and character to accompany the person so committed, along with the officer or representative, authorized in this section to be employed by such managers.

§ 231. Detentions and rearrests in case of escapes. The board of managers of any such institution may detain therein, under the rules and regulations adopted by them, any female legally committed thereto, according to the terms of

the sentence and commitment, and conditionally discharge such female at any time prior to the expiration of the term of commitment. If an inmate escape or be conditionally discharged from any such institution, the board of managers may cause her to be rearrested and returned to such institution, to be detained therein for the unexpired portion of her term, dating from the time of her escape or conditional discharge. A person employed by the board of managers of any such institution to convey to such institution women committed thereto may arrest, without a warrant, an escaped inmate in any county of this state, and shall forthwith convey her to the institution from which she escaped; and a magistrate may cause an escaped inmate to be arrested and held in custody, until she can be removed to such institution, as in the case of her first commitment thereto. A person conditionally discharged from any such institution may be arrested and returned thereto, upon a warrant issued by its president and secretary. Such warrant shall briefly state the reason for such arrest and return, and shall be directed and delivered to a person employed by such board of managers to convey to such institutions women committed thereto, and may be executed by such person in any county of this state.

8 232. Employment of inmates. The board of managers of each institution shall determine the kind of employment for women committed thereto and shall provide for their necessary custody and superintendence. The provisions for the safe keeping and employment of such women shall be made for the purpose of teaching such women a useful trade or profession and improving their mental and moral condition. Such board of managers may credit such women with a reasonable compensation for the labor performed by them, and may charge them with the necessary expenses of their maintenance and discipline, not exceeding the sum of two dollars per week. If any balance shall be found to be due such women at the expiration of their terms of commitment, such balance may be paid to them at the time of their discharge. To secure the safe keeping, obedience and good order of the women committed to any such institution, the superintendent thereof has the same power as to such women as keepers of jails and penitentiaries possess as to persons committed to their custody.

§ 233. Clothing and money to be furnished discharged inmates. The board of managers of any such institution may, in their discretion, furnish to each inmate of such institution who shall be discharged therefrom, necessary clothing not exceeding twelve dollars in value, or if discharged between the first day of November and the first day of April to the value of not exceeding eighteen dollars, and ten dollars in money, and a ticket for the transportation of one person from such institution to the place of the conviction of such inmate, or to such other place as such inmate may designate, at no greater distance from such institution than the place of conviction.

ARTICLE 13 New York State Woman's Relief Corps


Section 250. Establishment of home.

251. Board of managers.
252. Official oath.
253. Organization of board.
254. Report to legislature.
255. Admission to home.
256. Powers of board of managers.
257. Record.

8 250. Establishment of home. The home for the aged dependent veteran and his wife, veterans' mothers and widows and army nurses, known as “New York state woman's relief corps home,” is hereby continued.

§ 251. Board of managers. The home shall be under the control of a board of seven managers, appointed in accordance with the provisions of section fifty-one of this chapter, a majority of whom shall be appointed from the members of the grand army of the republic of the department of New York and the women's relief corps, auxiliary to the grand army of the republic, department of New York. Appointments shall be so made that there will be at all times four women and three men members of said board. (As ramended by chapter 449 of the Laws of 1910.)

$ 252. Official oath. Before entering on their duties the said managers shall respectively take and subscribe to the usual oath of office, which oath may be taken and subscribed before the judge of any court of record of this state, or any notary public having a seal, and shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state.

$ 253. Organization of board. It shall be the duty of said board of managers to elect a president, secretary and an cxecutive committee from their number. (As amended by chapter 449 of the Laws of 1910.)

$ 254. Report to legislature. Said board of managers shall annually on or before January fifteenth, make to the legislature a detailed report of its proceedings for the preceding fiscal year, together with a complete statement of its receipts and expenditures, the condition of the institution, and full estimates of the appropriation required for its maintenance, including therein ordinary repairs. It shall also include in its report a statement of any special appropriations required and the reasons therefor. (As emended by chapter 449 of the Laws of 1910.)

$ 255. Admission to home. Every honorably discharged soldier or sailor who served in the army or navy of the United States, for a period not less than ninety days, during the war of the rebellion, and who shall have been a resident of this state for one year next preceding the application for admission, and the wife, widow and mother of any such honorably discharged soldier or sailor, and army nurses who served in said army or navy and whose residence was at the time of the commencement of such service or whose residence shall have been for one year next pre ceding his or her application for admission to said home, within the state of New York, and who shall need the aid or benefit of said home in consequence of physical disability or other cause within the scope of the regulations of the board, shall be entitled to admission to said home, after the approval of the application by the board of managers and subject to the conditions, limitations and penalties prescribed by the rules and regulations adopted by said board. Provided, however, said soldier or sailor shall be a married man and shall be accompanied or attended by his wife during the time he may be an inmate of said home, and in case of the death of the wife, while an inmate of said home, the veteran may remain an inmate of said home with the consent of the superintendent, approved by the board of managers, but no wife or widow of a soldier or sailor shall be admitted as an inmate of said home unless due and sufficient proof is presented of her marriage to such soldier or sailor at least fifteen years prior to the date of such application. (As amended by chapter 240 of the Laws of 1909, and chapters 133 and 449 of the Laws of 1910.)

$ 256. Powers of board of managers. The board of managers shall have charge of all of the affairs of the institution, with power to make all necessary by-laws, rules and regulations for its government and proper management, and for the admission and discharge of inmates. It shall have power to select a treasurer, to appoint and remove a superintendent of the institution, who shall be its chief executive officer. It shall also have power to appoint such other subordinate officers as may be necessary, and for just cause remove any or all of them from office. Under proper rules and regulations and in accordance with the provisions of the civil service law they may delegate the power to hire and discharge subordinate employees to the superintendent. (As amended by chapter 449 of the Laws of 1910.)

§ 257. Record. The board of managers shall keep in a book provided for that purpose and kept in the institution, a

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