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19-1917. Fugitives from other states; compensation for custody. Any county jail may be used for the safekeeping of any fugitive from justice from another state or territory. The sheriff or the keeper of the jail of such county shall be entitled to reasonable compensation for the support and custody of such fugitive from justice, to be paid by the officer demanding the custody of such fugitive.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 53, § 17; R.S. 1923, 19-1917; L. 2023, ch. 83, § 9; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Charge and custody of jail; prisoners' meals. 81-190.

Secretary of corrections; costs of maintenance of offender pending transfer to department of corrections. 90-96.

Prohibition against certain local and private prisons. 94-27.

Closing of county jail; compensation for prisoners in alternate facilities. 94-158.

Role of sheriff involved in taking custody of person wanted by another state; taking custody on property of federal prison; payment of costs; authority of requesting state. 96-6.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Discussed; where indigent defendant arrested and subsequently charged with state law violation, medical expenses as consequence thereof chargeable to county. Wesley Med. Center v. City of Wichita, 237 Kan. 807, 815, 703 P.2d 818 (1985).


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