An act relating to authorized uses of funds in jail and prisoners' inmate funds. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky




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UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 04/14/16 00 REG. SESS. 00 RS HB 991/GA

AN ACT relating to authorized uses of funds in jail and prisoners' inmate funds.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

SECTION 1. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 196 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

(1) Funds in the inmate account of an inmate confined in a facility operated by the Department of Corrections or a private facility under contract to the Department of Corrections may be assessed and seized to pay the costs of damage which the prisoner does to himself, another inmate, a staff member, another person, or to the facility.

(2) The Department of Corrections shall promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

(3) The provisions of this section shall not limit the right of the Commonwealth of Kentucky or other proper authorities from bringing criminal charges against an inmate as a result of any act covered by this section.

(4) The provisions of this section shall not limit the right of the Commonwealth of Kentucky or any other person damaged by the inmate's action to bring a civil action against an inmate as a result of any act which is covered by this section. Damages in the civil action shall be reduced by the amount assessed and seized in accordance with the provisions of this section.

SECTION 2. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 441 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

(1) Funds in the inmate account of a prisoner confined in a county or regional jail may be assessed and seized to pay the costs of damage which the prisoner does to himself, another inmate, a staff member, another person, or to the facility.

(2) The jailer shall adopt policy and procedure, approved by the fiscal court, to carry out the provisions of this section.

(3) The provisions of this section shall not limit the right of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the jail, or other proper authorities to bring criminal charges against a prisoner as a result of any act covered by this section.

(4) The provisions of this section shall not limit the right of the fiscal court or the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the jail, or any other person damaged by the prisoner's action to bring a civil action against a prisoner as a result of any act which is covered by this section. Damages in the civil action shall be reduced by the amount assessed and seized in accordance with the provisions of this section.


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HB099110.100-2689 GA




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