2016 Code of Alabama
Title 13A - CRIMINAL CODE.
Chapter 6 - OFFENSES INVOLVING DANGER TO THE PERSON.
Article 8B - Alabama Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act.
Section 13A-6-183 - Custody of arrestee; access to resources; photographs.
(a) For the safety and well-being of a person arrested for the crime of prostitution under Division 2 of Article 3 of Chapter 12 he or she may be held in custody for up to 72 hours. The person shall be brought before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as possible within a 48-hour period to conduct an inquiry into the person's access to resources, such as, but not limited to, health care, shelter, mental health counseling, or financial aid. The court may issue an order to assist the person in obtaining the services and resources needed pursuant to the court's inquiry.
(b) A photograph of a person taken by a law enforcement agency upon the arrest of a person for the crime of prostitution under Division 2 of Article 3 of Chapter 12, is not a public record and may not be published in any printed or electronic media or provided to any person without an order of a district court judge with jurisdiction over the person's criminal case.(Act 2016-282, §6.)
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