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Payment of costs for prosecution of incarcerated individuals
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 22
§ 606. Payment of costs for prosecution of incarcerated individuals.
1. When an incarcerated individual of an institution of the department
is alleged to have committed an offense while an incarcerated individual
of such institution, the state shall pay all reasonable costs for the
prosecution of such offense, including but not limited to, costs for: a
grand jury impaneled to hear and examine evidence of such offense, petit
jurors, witnesses, the defense of any incarcerated individual
financially unable to obtain counsel in accordance with the provisions
of the county law, the district attorney, the costs of the sheriff and
the appointment of additional court attendants, officers or other
judicial personnel.

2. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of any county
wherein such prosecution occurs to cause a sworn statement of all costs
to be forwarded to the department. Upon certification by the department
that such costs as authorized by this statute have been incurred, the
department shall forward the proper vouchers to the state comptroller.
It shall be the duty of the comptroller to examine such statement and to
correct same by striking therefrom any and all items which are not
authorized pursuant to the provisions of this section and after
correcting such statement, the comptroller shall draw his warrant for
the amount of any such costs in favor of the appropriate county
treasurer, which sum shall be paid to said county treasurer out of any
moneys appropriated therefor.

3. The department shall, after consultation with the director of the
budget promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of
this section.