REFORMED SCHOOL INMATES, CUSTODY OF
                  Act of Apr. 22, 1909, P.L. 113, No. 66              Cl. 23
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing houses of refuge and reform schools to board out
        inmates who have no relatives or guardian capable of assuming
        their care, and who are unfit to be indentured or placed out
        at wages; and to count such minors as inmates, in the charges
        made to the counties from which they are committed, so long
        as they remain under the guardianship of such houses of
        refuge or reform schools.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That whenever, in the opinion
     of the board of managers of any house of refuge or reform school
     in this Commonwealth, it shall be for the best interest of any
     minor committed to it, that he or she shall leave the
     institution on parol, and there is no relative or guardian fit
     or capable of assuming the custody or care of such minor, and
     such minor is through mental or physical defects unfit to be
     indentured or placed out on wages or for a home, and it is
     necessary that board shall be paid to secure a home, it shall be
     lawful for such house of refuge or reform school to pay such
     board as may be necessary, not exceeding in any case the current
     per capita charge, one-half of which is paid by the counties
     from which children are committed to such institution, and to
     charge the amount so paid to the current expenses of the
     institution; and in the charges made to the county from which
     such minor has been committed, he or she shall be counted as an
     inmate from such county so long as he or she shall remain under
     the guardianship of such house of refuge or reform school.