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Contraband in Correctional Facility

Contraband in Correctional Facility

Chapter 38 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to the obstruction of governmental operation.

“Contraband in Correctional Facility”, as per § 38.114 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person;

  • provides contraband to an inmate of a correctional facility;

  • otherwise introduces contraband into a correctional facility; or

  • possesses contraband while confined in a correctional facility.

An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor, unless the offense is committed by an employee or a volunteer of the correctional facility, in which event the offense is a Class B misdemeanor.

Severity of Crime

Misdemeanor c

  • Fine not to exceed $500

Misdemeanor B

  • Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days

  • Fine not to exceed $2,000

  • Both such fine and confinement