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75-52,135. Personal property of inmates, abandonment; disposition. (a) Any personal property owned by an inmate and located at a correctional institution shall be considered abandoned property if the inmate escapes from custody.

(b) Any personal property owned by an inmate and located at a correctional institution shall be considered abandoned property if the property is not claimed by an inmate or an authorized representative of an inmate within 90 days after the inmate's release from incarceration.

(c) Any personal property owned by an inmate and located at a correctional institution shall be considered abandoned property if the property is not claimed by an authorized representative of an inmate within 90 days after the inmate's death while incarcerated.

(d) Any personal property which is determined to be abandoned pursuant to this section shall be reported to the administrator of unclaimed property in the state treasurer's office pursuant to K.S.A. 58-3950, and amendments thereto. The administrator of unclaimed property in the state treasurer's office shall then dispose of the property in accordance with K.S.A. 58-3934 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(e) As used in this section, "correctional institution" has the meaning ascribed thereto in subsection (d) of K.S.A. 75-5202, and amendments thereto, and "personal property" shall include any property an inmate is authorized by the secretary of corrections to possess while incarcerated, including any funds held by the correctional institution for the inmate.

History: L. 1991, ch. 250, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 69, § 1; July 1.


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