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SECTION 154
Disposition of Earnings
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 6-A
§ 154. Disposition of Earnings. The earnings of a prisoner
participating in a work release program, less any payroll deductions
required or authorized by law, shall be deposited with the department in
a trust fund account. Such earnings shall not be subject to attachment
or garnishment in the hands of the department. The commissioner is
authorized to provide for disbursements from the trust fund account for
any or all of the following purposes:

1. Such costs incident to the prisoner's confinement as the
commissioner deems appropriate and reasonable.

2. Such costs related to the prisoner's work release program as the
commissioner deems appropriate and reasonable.

3. Support of the prisoner's dependents.

4. Payment of court fines, mandatory surcharge, sex offender
registration fee, DNA databank fee, restitution or reparation, or
forfeitures.

The balance of such earnings, if any, after disbursements for any of
the foregoing purposes shall be paid to the prisoner upon termination of
his imprisonment.