Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-2501. Definitions

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Contraband” means any dangerous drug, narcotic drug, marijuana, intoxicating liquor of any kind, deadly weapon, dangerous instrument, explosive, wireless communication device, multimedia storage device or other article whose use or possession would endanger the safety, security or preservation of order in a correctional facility or a juvenile secure care facility as defined in § 41-2801 , or of any person within a correctional or juvenile secure care facility.

2. “Correctional facility” means any place used for the confinement or control of a person:

(a) Charged with or convicted of an offense;  or

(b) Held for extradition;  or

(c) Pursuant to an order of court for law enforcement purposes.

Lawful transportation or movement incident to correctional facility confinement pursuant to this paragraph is within the control of a correctional facility.  For the purposes of this chapter, being within the control of a correctional facility does not include release on parole, on community supervision, on probation or by other lawful authority on the condition of subsequent personal appearance at a designated place and time.

3. “Custody” means the imposition of actual or constructive restraint pursuant to an on-site arrest or court order but does not include detention in a correctional facility, juvenile detention center or state hospital.

4. “Escape” means departure from custody or from a juvenile secure care facility as described in § 41-2816 , a juvenile detention facility or an adult correctional facility in which a person is held or detained with knowledge that such departure is unpermitted or failure to return to custody or detention following a temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or for a limited period.


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