Any officer or person having charge of, or in any way connected with, the management,
care, control, or custody of any institution, prison, almshouse, poorhouse, house,
place, home, association, or society, under the supervision of the department, or
any other person violating any of the provisions of this act or the duly ordained
rules and regulations of the department, or failing or neglecting to comply therewith,--shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced for the
first offense to pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) and not more
than one hundred dollars ($100); and for the second or any subsequent offense shall
be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than
five hundred dollars ($500), or to undergo an imprisonment in the county jail of not
more than six months, either or both, at the discretion of the court.
Prosecutions for any violation of the provisions of this act shall be instituted only
by the commissioner or an officer or agent of the department. All fines for a violation of this act shall be paid to the commissioner, and by
him covered into the State Treasury for the use of the Commonwealth.
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