California Laws 2016 – Custodial battery (Penal Code 243.15)

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 26, 2016

The California state legislature enacted 807 new laws during the 2015 legislative session

CA Penal Code 243.15 was added providing that:

“Every person confined in, sentenced to, or serving a sentence in, a city or county jail, industrial farm, or industrial road camp in this state, who commits a battery upon the person of any individual who is not himself or herself a person confined or sentenced therein, is guilty of a public offense and is subject to punishment by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or in a county jail for not more than one year.”

Not that such a battery ever was a good idea, now the consequences of committing one are potentially even more severe.

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