TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-19
Sentence and Execution

SECTION 12-19-31


§ 12-19-31 Commitment for nonpayment of fines and costs.

Whenever any person shall be committed for nonpayment of fines and costs, the sheriffs of the several counties and their deputies, and the town sergeants and town constables of any town in the several counties, upon due warrant from the court before whom the person has been convicted, may lawfully remove and commit the persons to the adult correctional institutions and they shall be allowed any fees that are now provided by law in similar cases; provided, that in the counties of Newport and Washington, any person before removal from the county of Newport or the county of Washington, in which sentence is entered, may pay the fine and costs into the court or into the office of the clerk of the court in which sentence is imposed and upon payment shall be discharged.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 41; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 41; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; P.L. 1920, ch. 1938, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 41; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 41; P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-19-31; P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 24; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 24.)