Title 30-A: MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, §2 (NEW)
Part 1: COUNTIES HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, §2 (NEW)
Chapter 13: COUNTY JAILS AND JAILERS HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, §2 (NEW)
Subchapter 3: PRISON LABOR HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, §2 (NEW)
§1606. Prisoner participation in public works projects
1.Participation in public works projects authorized.
The sheriff in charge of a county jail, or the sheriff of a county that shares a regional jail with other counties, may permit certain inmates of that jail to participate in public works-related projects
or in the improvement of property owned by charitable organizations in that county or another county. A project or improvement must be supervised by the sheriff of the county in which
the project or improvement is being conducted. The sheriff may request payment from charitable organizations for the transportation
of the prisoners and for the transportation and per diem compensation for any guards
who accompany the prisoners. For the purposes of this section, "charitable organization"
means any nonprofit organization organized or incorporated in this State or having
a principal place of business in this State that is exempt from federal income taxation
under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Section 501(a), because the
nonprofit organization is described in the United States Internal Revenue Code of
1986, Section 501(c)(3).
2011, c. 506, §1 (AMD)
2003, c. 413, §9 (RP)
Inmates participating in a public works-related project or an improvement of property
owned by a charitable organization under this section may have their sentences to
the jail prorated at the rate of up to one day removed from the sentences for every
16 hours of participation in the project, except that inmates committed to the custody
of the sheriff for nonpayment of fines under Title 17-A, section 1304 must have their
sentences prorated at the rate of $5 removed from the fines for every one hour of
participation in the project.
2001, c. 171, §9 (AMD)
3.Participation not deemed employment.
Participation in this type of project may not be deemed employment under section
1605, subsections 3 to 8.
1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW);
1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW);
1989, c. 6, (AMD);
1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD);
1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD)
1987, c. 737, §§A2,C106 (NEW).
1989, c. 6, (AMD).
1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD).
1989, c. 104, §§C8,10 (AMD).
1989, c. 629, §2 (AMD).
RR 1991, c. 2, §114 (COR).
1997, c. 54, §2 (AMD).
2001, c. 171, §9 (AMD).
2003, c. 413, §9 (AMD).
2011, c. 506, §1 (AMD).
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