2020 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 5 - Correctional Institutions of State and Counties
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 42-5-5. Reimbursement of Court Costs and Transportation and Detention Expenses Incurred in Trying Escapees From State Correctional Institutions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 42-5-5 (2020)

The department is authorized and directed to reimburse the clerk of the court for court costs incurred in trying a defendant for the crime of escape when the escape is from a state correctional institution and to reimburse the sheriff of the county wherein the trial takes place for the expense of transporting the defendant from the place of detention to court for trial and returning the defendant from the court to the place of detention, such reimbursement to be at the rate of 10› per mile.

(Ga. L. 1971, p. 572, § 1.)


Costs limited to actual costs.

- This section limits payment of court costs in cases related to escapees from state institutions to actual costs incurred by the clerks of courts in which such escapees are tried; in addition, it allows reimbursement to the sheriffs of the counties in which the trials take place only for the expense of transporting the defendants to and from their places of detention. 1972 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 72-43.

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