TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-13
Bail and Recognizance

SECTION 12-13-4


§ 12-13-4 Persons authorized to bail jail prisoners.

(a) No person imprisoned in jail upon any criminal process shall be bailed, except by a justice of the supreme or superior court, or by the justice of the district court by which the person was committed, or by some person specially appointed for that purpose by a justice of the superior court; provided, that if the amount of bail for the prisoner has previously been set, then the bail shall be taken by the justice of the peace, duly authorized, or by the senior prison officer in charge at the adult correctional institution, if the prisoner or his or her counsel request the bail be taken.

(b) In all cases where bail is taken at the adult correctional institutions, an administrative fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid to the department of corrections by each person bailed and shall be deposited as general revenues.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 15; C.P.A. 1905, § 1183; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 15; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 20; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 20; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 20; G.L. 1956, § 12-13-4; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 20; P.L. 1970, ch. 167, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 136, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 35, § 1.)