2009 California Penal Code - Section 4750-4758 :: Chapter 6. Local ExpensesPENAL CODE
4750. A city, county, or superior court shall be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable and necessary costs connected with state prisons or prisoners in connection with any of the following: (a) Any crime committed at a state prison, whether by a prisoner, employee, or other person. With respect to a prisoner, "crime committed at a state prison" as used in this subdivision, includes, but is not limited to, crimes committed by the prisoner while detained in local facilities as a result of a transfer pursuant to Section 2910 or 6253, or in conjunction with any hearing, proceeding, or other activity for which reimbursement is otherwise provided by this section. (b) Any crime committed by a prisoner in furtherance of an escape. Any crime committed by an escaped prisoner within 10 days after the escape and within 100 miles of the facility from which the escape occurred shall be presumed to have been a crime committed in furtherance of an escape. (c) Any hearing on any return of a writ of habeas corpus prosecuted by or on behalf of a prisoner. (d) Any trial or hearing on the question of the sanity of a prisoner. (e) Any costs not otherwise reimbursable under Section 1557 or any other related provision in connection with any extradition proceeding for any prisoner released to hold. (f) Any costs incurred by a coroner in connection with the death of a prisoner. (g) Any costs incurred in transporting a prisoner within the host county or as requested by the prison facility or incurred for increased security while a prisoner is outside a state prison. (h) Any crime committed by a state inmate at a state hospital for the care, treatment, and education of the mentally disordered, as specified in Section 7200 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. (i) No city, county, or other jurisdiction may file, and the state may not reimburse, a claim pursuant to this section that is presented to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or to any other agency or department of the state more than six months after the close of the month in which the costs were incurred. 4751. Costs incurred by a city or county include all of the following: (a) Costs of law enforcement agencies in connection with any matter set forth in Section 4750, including the investigation or evaluation of any of those matters regardless of whether a crime has in fact occurred, a hearing held, or an offense prosecuted. (b) Costs of participation in any trial or hearing of any matter set forth in Section 4750, including costs for the preparation for the trial, pretrial hearing, actual trial or hearing, expert witness fees, the costs of guarding or keeping the prisoner, the transportation of the prisoner, the costs of appeal, and the execution of the sentence. The cost of detention in a city or county correctional facility shall include the same cost factors as are utilized by the Department of Corrections in determining the cost of prisoner care in state correctional facilities. (c) The costs of the prosecuting attorney in investigating, evaluating, or prosecuting cases related to any matter set forth in Section 4750, whether or not the prosecuting attorney decides to commence legal action. (d) Costs incurred by the public defender or court-appointed attorney with respect to any matter set forth in Section 4750. (e) Any costs incurred for providing training in the investigation or prosecution associated with any matter set forth in Section 4750. (f) Any other costs reasonably incurred by a county in connection with any matter set forth in Section 4750. 4751.5. Costs incurred by a superior court include all of the following: (a) Costs of any trial or hearing of any matter set forth in Section 4750, including costs for the preparation of the trial, pretrial hearing, and the actual trial or hearing. (b) Any other costs reasonably incurred by a superior court in connection with any matter set forth in Section 4750. 4752. As used in this chapter, reasonable and necessary costs shall be based upon all operating costs, including the cost of elected officials, except superior court judges, while serving in line functions and including all administrative costs associated with providing the necessary services and securing reimbursement therefor. Administrative costs include a proportional allowance for overhead determined in accordance with current accounting practices. 4753. A city or county shall designate an officer or agency to prepare a statement of costs that shall be reimbursed under this chapter. The statement shall be sent to the Controller for approval. The statement may not include any costs that are incurred by a superior court, as described in Section 4751.5. The Controller shall reimburse the city or county within 60 days after receipt of the statement or provide a written statement as to the reason for not making reimbursement at that time. If sufficient funds are not available, the Controller shall request the Director of Finance to include any amounts necessary to satisfy the claims in a request for a deficiency appropriation. 4753.5. A superior court shall prepare a statement of costs that shall be reimbursed under this chapter. The state may not include any costs that are incurred by a city or county, as described in Section 4751. The statement shall be sent to the Administrative Office of the Courts for approval and reimbursement. 4754. As used in this chapter, "prisoner" means any person committed to a state prison, including a person who has been transferred to any other facility, has escaped, or is otherwise absent, but does not include a person while on parole. 4755. Whenever a person has entered upon a term of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution, and whenever during the continuance of the term of imprisonment there is a detainer lodged against the prisoner by a law enforcement or prosecutorial agency of the state or its subdivisions, the Department of Corrections may do either of the following: (a) Release the inmate to the agency lodging the detainer, within five days, or five court days if the law enforcement agency lodging the detainer is more than 400 miles from the county in which the institution is located, prior to the scheduled release date provided the inmate is kept in custody until the scheduled release date. (b) Retain the inmate in custody up to five days, or five court days if the law enforcement agency lodging the detainer is more than 400 miles from the county in which the institution is located, after the scheduled release date to facilitate pickup by the agency lodging the detainer. If a person has been retained in custody under this subdivision in response to the issuance of a warrant of arrest charging a particular offense and the defendant is released from custody following the retention period without pickup by the agency lodging the detainer, a subsequent court order shall be issued before the arrest of that person for the same offense which was charged in the prior warrant. As used in this section "detainer" means a warrant of arrest. 4758. (a) A county shall be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the county with respect to an inmate housed and treated at a state hospital in that county pursuant to Section 2684, including, but not limited to, any trial costs related to a crime committed at the hospital by an inmate housed at the hospital. (b) Where an inmate referred for treatment to a state hospital pursuant to Section 2684 commits a crime during transportation from prison to the hospital, or commits a crime during transportation from the hospital to the prison, a county that prosecutes the defendant shall be entitled to reimbursement for the costs of prosecution. (c) No city, county, or other jurisdiction may file, and the state may not reimburse, a claim pursuant to this section that is presented to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or to any other agency or department of the state more than six months after the close of the month in which the costs were incurred.
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