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241.05 Religious instruction.

The commissioner of corrections shall provide at least one hour, on the first day of each week, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., for religious instruction to inmates of all prisons and reformatories under the commissioner's control, during which members of the clergy of good standing in any church or denomination may freely administer and impart religious rites and instruction to those desiring the same. The commissioner shall provide a private room where such instruction can be given by members of the clergy of the denomination desired by the inmate, or, in case of minors, by the parents or guardian, and, in case of sickness, some other day or hour may be designated; but all sectarian practices are prohibited, and no officer or employee of the institution shall attempt to influence the religious belief of any inmate, and none shall be required to attend religious services against the inmate's will.

HIST: (4452) RL s 1903; 1959 c 263 s 2; 1986 c 444

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