2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 915 Habeas Corpus
Sec. 52-468. Commitment for contempt; application for discharge.

      Sec. 52-468. Commitment for contempt; application for discharge. The court may commit to prison, for any contempt of which the respondent has been guilty in this proceeding, for a period not exceeding sixty days; and the respondent may, at any time within such time of imprisonment, appear before the court which made the order of commitment, and apply for a discharge from imprisonment, which the court may, for sufficient cause shown, direct.

      (1949 Rev., S. 8204; 1967, P.A. 656, S. 48; P.A. 78-280, S. 111, 127.)

      History: 1967 act substituted "when the court is not sitting" for "in vacation"; P.A. 78-280 removed judges from purview of section and deleted distinctions re procedure depending on whether court is in or out of session, reflecting fact that court now sits continuously.

      Commitment under this statute may clearly not be for more than sixty days, and respondent may apply for discharge upon purging himself of contempt or for other sufficient cause. 111 C. 252.

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