Chapter 3. Unauthorized Communications With Prisons and Prisoners - California Penal Code Section 4573

4573.  (a) Except when otherwise authorized by law, or when
authorized by the person in charge of the prison or other institution
referred to in this section or by an officer of the institution
empowered by the person in charge of the institution to give the
authorization, any person, who knowingly brings or sends into, or
knowingly assists in bringing into, or sending into, any state
prison, prison road camp, prison forestry camp, or other prison camp
or prison farm or any other place where prisoners of the state are
located under the custody of prison officials, officers or employees,
or into any county, city and county, or city jail, road camp, farm
or other place where prisoners or inmates are located under custody
of any sheriff, chief of police, peace officer, probation officer or
employees, or within the grounds belonging to the institution, any
controlled substance, the possession of which is prohibited by
Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety
Code, any device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia intended
to be used for unlawfully injecting or consuming a controlled
substance, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment pursuant
to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.
   (b) The prohibitions and sanctions addressed in this section shall
be clearly and prominently posted outside of, and at the entrance
to, the grounds of all detention facilities under the jurisdiction
of, or operated by, the state or any city, county, or city and

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