2019 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 4 - Jails
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 42-4-8. Inquiry into contents of inmate record by grand jury; failure to comply with Code Section 42-4-7

Universal Citation: GA Code § 42-4-8 (2019)

It shall be the duty of the grand jury, at each term of the superior court held in the county, to inquire into the contents of the record kept by the sheriff as required by Code Section 42-4-7. If the record is not kept or is incorrectly kept, the grand jury shall so report to the court. Upon the report's being made, the judge presiding shall cause the district attorney to have the sheriff served with a rule requiring him to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt. The judge shall inquire into the facts and, if he finds that Code Section 42-4-7 has not been complied with, he shall impose a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00 for the first offense and not more than $100.00 and not less than $50.00 for each subsequent offense. The fines shall be enforced and collected by attachment, as in other cases of attachments against sheriffs.


Ga. L. 1877, p. 111, § 2; Code 1882, § 366b; Penal Code 1895, § 1126; Penal Code 1910, § 1155; Code 1933, § 77-109; Ga. L. 1994, p. 97, § 42.

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