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arrested and returned thereto upon a warrant issued by order of the board of trustees of said institution, signed by the secretary and attested by the president thereof, which warrant shall briefly state the reasons for such arrest, and shall be directed and delivered to some officer or agent employed by the board of trustees to convey to said institution persons committed thereto, and when so signed, attested and delivered, may be executed by such officer or agent in any county of this state. But such warrant, before being so executed, must be indorsed by a magistrate of the city, town or county in which the person sought to be arrested may be found.

§ 390. Commitments not affected by change of name. The change of name shall not be held to affect or impair any commitment, transfer or surrender heretofore made, to “ The shelter for homeless women in Syracuse, New York,” but any girl so committed, transferred or surrendered may be received by “The shelter for unprotected girls," and shall remain in the care, custody and control of said institution in the same manner as if the commitment, transfer or surrender had been made to said institution under the name herein conferred upon it.

§ 391. Legacies and devises. No legacy or devise to “ The shelter for homeless women in Syracuse, New York,” in any

will admitted to probate, after February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and no gifts made to The shelter for homeless women in Syracuse, New York," after February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, shall fail or abate, or become inoperative by reason of the change of name, but “ The shelter for unprotected girls” shall take and enjoy such legacy, devise or gift as if the same were made to such corporation under the name herein conferred upon it.

ARTICLE 21

Anchorage at Elmira Section 400. By-laws.

401. Approval by state board of charities; certificate. 402. Filing of by-laws and certificate.

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Section 403. Inspection by state board of charities.

404. Commitments by recorder of Elmira.
405. Commitments from other counties.
406. Limitation of term.
407. Support of inmates.
408. Change of by-laws; disposition of inmates on ad-

verse certificate.
409. Detentions and rearrests

in of escape.
410. Conveyance of women committed.
411. Who may rearrest.
412. Conditional discharge.
413. Rearrest after conditional discharge.
414. Papers furnished by committing magistrate.
415. Determination as to age.
416. Removal and resentence of insubordinate inmates,
417. Disposition of children of women so committed.
418. Powers of superintendent.
419. Freedom of worship.

$ 400. By-laws. The Anchorage, a corporation created under the general laws of this state for the promotion of Christian work and the improvement of the spiritual and moral condition of women who shall come under its care, and having its location in the city of Elmira, may make by-laws not inconsistent with law, providing for its custody, with or without confinement in its buildings in such city, of women committed to it in pursuance of this article; for the proper care and maintenance, the disciplinary and reformative treatment and probationary release on parole of such women while so in its custody; and for such administration of its affairs, as to its trustees may seem desirable, by an executive committee to be composed of at least five of its trustees.

§ 401. Approval by state board of charities; certificate. The by-laws of such corporation may be submitted to the state board of charities for approval. The state board of charities may make and annex to a copy of such by-laws its certificate in writing, dated the day when made, to the effect that it approves such by-laws and that one or more members of such board within thirty days before the date of such certificate personally inspected the buildings and management of such corporation and that such board is satisfied that such corporation is properly prepared to and will for at least one year thereafter receive into its custody and properly care for women committed to it in pursuance of this article.

§ 402. Filing of by-laws and certificate. Such copy of the by-laws of said corporation and certificate of the state board of charities annexed thereto may, within one year after the date of such certificate, be filed and recorded in the clerk's office of the county of Chemung and a copy of such by-laws and certificate duly certified by the clerk of Chemung county may be filed and recorded in the clerk's office of each of the counties of Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins and Tioga.

§ 403. Inspection by state board of charities. If the state board of charities shall make such certificate and any women shall be committed to the Anchorage in pursuance of this article, one or more of the members of such board shall, so long as any women so committed shall remain in the custody thereof, annually within sixty days before the expiration of each year after the date of such certificate, personally inspect the buildings and management of such corporation; and such board shall after such inspection make a certificate in writing dated as of the day upon which it is made either substantially to the same effect as the first certificate or substantially to the contrary effect; and the certificate so made shall be filed by such board in each county clerk's office in which the certificate of the last previous year shall have been filed. And after the filing of such certificate substantially contrary to such first certificate no commitments shall be made to the Anchorage by virtue of this article.

$ 404. Commitments by recorder of Elmira. During the period of one year after the date of the first certificate of the state board of charities filed in the clerk's office of Chemung county and during each year after the date of the filing of each subsequent certificate of the state board of charities substantially to the same effect as the first certificate, the recorder of the city of Elmira shall commit any woinan between sixteen and thirty years of age convicted by him or by the court of special sessions held by him of being a prostitute or of frequenting any house of illfame, or of disorderly conduct or of being a disorderly person, for the first offense; and may commit any

any woman

actually or apparently under twenty years of age, convicted by the court of special sessions held by such recorder of any misdemeanor, to the Anchorage, to be there detained subject to its by-laws so approved by the state board of charities and filed.

§ 405. Commitments from other counties. Any magistrate in any other county in which a certified copy of such first certificate of the state board of charities is authorized to be filed may, if a certified copy of such first certificate or of any subsequent certificate of the state board of charities to the same effect shall be filed in such county during the period of one year after the date of any such certificate, commit any woman between sixteen and thirty years of age convicted by such magistrate or by a court of special sessions held by such magistrate of prostitution or of frequenting any house of ill-fame, or of disorderly conduct or of being a disorderly person for the first offense; and any woman actually or apparently under twenty-one years of age; and any woman convicted by the court of special sessions held by such magistrate of a misdemeanor, to the Anchorage to be there detained subject to the rules and regulations of the state board of charities. (As amended by chapter 240 of the Laws of 1909.)

$ 406. Limitation of term. No person committed to the Anchorage in pursuance of this article shall be de prived of her liberty by virtue of such commitment for a longer period than such person might have been committed to a county jail upon conviction of the offense of which the conviction was had by virtue of which the commitment was made.

§ 407. Support of inmates. The board of supervisors of any county from which commitments are authorized to be made to the Anchorage by virtue of this article may contract with the Anchorage for the support of women committed to the Anchorage from such county and the amount payable to the Anchorage in pursuance of such contract shall be a county charge upon such county.

§ 408. Change of by-laws; disposition of inmates on adverse certificate. After the state board of charities shall have approved the by-laws of the Anchorage, such by-laws shall not thereafter be changed except with the approval of such board. If the state board of charities shall at any time make a certificate substantially contrary to the effect of such first certificate made by it, such board of charities shall immediately thereupon cause each woman then in the custody of the Anchorage by virtue of this article to be taken before a magistrate or a court of special sessions of the town, city or village from which such woman was committed, and such magistrate or court may thereupon discharge such woman from such commitment or may recommit such woman to the county jail of the county for a period which together with the period since the date of the first commitment shall not exceed the total period for which such woman might have been committed to jail upon her original conviction by virtue of which her commitment to the Anchorage was made.

$ 409. Detentions and rearrests in cases of escape. The executive committee of said Anchorage shall have power to cause to be detained therein, under such proper rules and regulations as the board of trustees shall provide, any female so committed thereto according to the terms of said sentence and commitment, and to cause the rearrest in any county of this state, and return to said Anchorage, of any person who may have escaped therefrom or been conditionally discharged therefrom, as herein provided, and in case of such rearrest and return, to detain her as aforesaid from the time of such return, for a time equal to the unexpired portion of her time at the time of her escape or conditional discharge.

The ex

$ 410. Conveyance of women committed. ecutive committee shall employ suitable persons to convey from the place of conviction to the said Anchorage all women duly com:

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