2019 Code of Alabama
Title 14 - Criminal Correctional and Detention Facilities.
Chapter 4 - County Convicts.
Section 14-4-14 - Oath of Superintendent of Public Works and guards.
The Superintendent of Public Works and each person employed as a guard over convicts sentenced to hard labor for the county, before he enters upon the discharge of his duties, shall take and subscribe the following oath before some officer authorized to administer the same: "I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alabama, so long as I remain a citizen of said state, and that I will faithfully execute and discharge all duties required of me (as superintendent or guard of convicts, as the case may be) and that I will observe all rules and regulations prescribed for the government of convicts, so far as I am thereby directed, and will in no case ill treat or abuse any convict under my charge or control or inflict any other or greater punishment than may be prescribed by said rules and regulations." Such oath shall be filed by the party taking the same in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the convict is sentenced to hard labor.(Code 1852, §226; Code 1867, §3773; Code 1876, §4475; Code 1886, §4603; Code 1896, §4539; Acts 1907, No. 85, p. 179; Code 1907, §6588; Code 1923, §3696; Code 1940, T. 45, §87.)