Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Relief of Poor Debtors

SECTION 10-13-25

§ 10-13-25. Party deemed creditor – Effect of executions subsequent to oath.

The person to whom the debt appears, by the process, to belong at the time complaint is made, shall be deemed the creditor within the meaning of the provisions of this chapter. Neither the commitment of the prisoner, nor his or her discharge, shall be a satisfaction of the debt for which he or she was committed. If committed on execution, the plaintiff may take out another execution, which shall not, however, run against the body of the defendant. If suit is brought on the judgment, execution in the suit shall not run against the body of the defendant, nor shall the defendant be held to bail on the writ in such case. If the defendant is committed on mesne process, when he or she receives a certificate as provided in § 10-13-23, if that fact is shown by plea to the court before which the action is pending, then execution shall not issue against the body of the defendant, but in all such cases execution shall issue against the goods and chattels and real estate of the defendant.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 260, § 23; C.P.A. 1905, § 1234; G.L. 1909, ch. 326, § 23; G.L. 1923, ch. 377, § 23; G.L. 1938, ch. 563, § 23; G.L. 1956, § 10-13-25; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 96.)