2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 5 - Department of Children's Services
Part 2 - Youth Development Centers
37-5-205 - Transfer and commitment of children.

37-5-205. Transfer and commitment of children.

(a)  Fees that are allowed by law for carrying prisoners to the penitentiary shall be allowed to the sheriffs for taking children found to have committed offenses punishable in the penitentiary to such youth centers.

(b)  The state shall only be responsible for the transfer of such children as have been found to have committed offenses punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary. The expense of transporting delinquent children not found to have committed offenses punishable in the penitentiary shall be paid by the counties from which committed.

(c)  When any female child is to be transported to such youth centers, the sheriff shall deputize a suitable woman of good moral character to convey such child. In the event the sheriff shall not find such a woman in the county, the department shall provide a proper and suitable escort for the child, and this escort shall be paid from the allowance provided for the sheriff. The expense of the woman so deputized shall be paid from the allowance for the sheriff.

[Acts 1955, ch. 127, § 5; impl. am. 1955, ch. 102, § 1; T.C.A., § 41-831; Acts 1989, ch. 278, § 61; T.C.A., § 41-5-109; Acts 1996, ch. 1079, §§ 133, 137.]  

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