2020 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 4 - Jails
- Standards relating to construction of county jails, § 36-9-9.
Court order that sheriff transfer prisoner to secure jail.
- While it is beyond dispute that the sheriff, and not the superior court, is charged with administration of jails, when an issue is properly raised before the trial court regarding jail security or other matters of jail administration and evidence is presented on the issue, the court is empowered to make a determination. Upon a determination that the jail is not secure, the trial court is authorized to order the sheriff to transfer a prisoner to the nearest county having a secure jail. In re Irvin, 254 Ga. 251, 328 S.E.2d 215 (1985).
- Constitutional right of prisoners to abortion services and facilities - federal cases, 90 A.L.R. Fed. 683.