January 8, 1982
|TO:||All Magistrates and Municipal Judges
|FROM:||George A. Markert, Assistant Director
S.C. Code Ann. § 24-15-510, which permitted you to sentence children under seventeen years of age to county or municipal jails, was repealed by the "Youth Services Act of 1981. You may no longer commit a child under the age of seventeen years to any penal or correctional institution. A child under the age of seventeen years may be committed only to the Board of Youth Services, and only by order of a circuit or family court judge.