SEC. 43-21-311. Rights in custody.
(1) When a child is taken into custody, he shall immediately be informed of:
(a) The reason for his custody;
(b) The time within which review of the custody shall be held;
(c) His rights during custody including his right to counsel;
(d) All rules and regulations of the place at which he is held;
(e) The time and place of the detention hearing when the time and place is set; and
(f) The conditions of his custody which shall be in compliance with the detention requirements provided in Section 43-21-301 (6).
These rights shall be posted where the child may read them.
(2) When a child is taken into custody, the child may immediately telephone his parent, guardian or custodian; his counsel; and personnel of the youth court. Thereafter, he shall be allowed to telephone his counsel or any personnel of the youth court at reasonable intervals. Unless the judge or his designee finds that it is against the best interest of the child, he may telephone his parent, guardian or custodian at reasonable intervals.
(3) When a child is taken into custody, the child may be visited by his counsel and authorized personnel of the youth court at any time. Unless the judge or his designee finds it to be against the best interest of the child, he may be visited by his parent, guardian or custodian during visiting hours which shall be regularly scheduled at least three (3) days per week. The youth court may establish rules permitting visits by other persons.
(4) Except for the child's counsel, guardian ad litem and authorized personnel of the youth court, no person shall interview or interrogate a child held in a detention or shelter facility unless approval therefor has first been obtained from the judge or his designee. When a child in a detention or shelter facility is represented by counsel or has a guardian ad litem, no person may interview or interrogate the child concerning the violation of a state or federal law, or municipal or county ordinance by the child unless in the presence of his counsel or guardian ad litem or with their consent.
SOURCES: Laws, 1979, ch. 506, Sec. 37; 1993, ch. 439, Sec. 4, eff from and after passage (approved March 27, 1993).