2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:302 - Sentences to prison districts; persons excluded

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:302 (2018)

§302. Sentences to prison districts; persons excluded

            Whenever prison districts have been established the rules of sentencing set forth below shall be followed:

            (1) The following persons shall be sentenced to prison districts:

            (a) All persons convicted of misdemeanors and sentenced to imprisonment by any state court within the judicial district.

            (b) All persons convicted of violations of state or parish laws by any municipal court within the judicial district.

            (2) The following persons may be sentenced to prison districts:

            (a) Persons convicted of felonies by any state court within the judicial district notwithstanding the conviction ordinarily requires imprisonment in the penitentiary.

            (b) Persons convicted of violations of municipal ordinances and sentenced to imprisonment by the municipal courts of those municipalities which have contracted with the governing authority of the prison district for the keeping of such persons.

            (3) The following persons shall not be imprisoned in any prison district:

            (a) Persons sentenced to life imprisonment.

            (b) Persons convicted of treason, aggravated or first degree rape, simple or third degree rape, aggravated or simple arson, or aggravated or simple kidnapping.

            (c) Bank and homestead officials convicted of theft by reason of misusing funds of depositors or other funds entrusted to them.

            (d) Notaries public who are defaulters.

            (e) Second or third offenders.

            (f) Persons whose sentences exceed five years.

            Acts 1966, No. 311, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1967. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 419, §1; Acts 2015, No. 184, §2.

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