2021 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 18 - Sentence and Punishment.
Article 5 - Death Penalty.
Section 15-18-84 - Rearrest and Execution of Person Escaping Before Execution.
Rearrest and execution of person escaping before execution.
(a) If a condemned person escapes after sentence and before his delivery to the warden from Holman prison and is not rearrested until after the time fixed for execution, any person may arrest and commit him to the jail of the county in which he was sentenced. Thereupon, the court by whom the condemned was sentenced, on notice of such arrest being given by the sheriff, shall again appoint a time for the execution, not less than 30 days from such appointment, which appointment shall be by the clerk of said court immediately certified to the warden of Holman prison. Such clerk shall place such certificate in the hands of the sheriff, who shall deliver the same, together with the warrant for execution and the condemned person to the warden, who shall receipt the sheriff for the same and proceed at the appointed time to carry the sentence of death into execution as hereinabove provided.
(b) If a condemned person escapes after his delivery to the warden and is not retaken before the time appointed for his execution, any person may arrest and commit him to Holman prison, whereupon the warden shall certify the fact of his escape and recapture to the court in which sentence was passed. The court shall again appoint a time for the execution, which shall be not less than 30 days from the date of such appointment. Thereupon, the clerk of such court shall certify such appointment to the warden, who shall proceed at the time so appointed to execute the condemned as hereinabove provided.
(Acts 1923, No. 587, p. 759; Code 1923, §§5316, 5317; Code 1940, T. 15, §§350, 351; Acts 1971, No. 2360, p. 3792.)