WVC 28 - 5 - 33
§28-5-33. Appointment of committee of convict; bond.
When a person is confined in the penitentiary of this or any
other state, or of the United States, under sentence for one year
or more, or to suffer death, the estate of such convict in this
state, if he have any, both real and personal, shall, on the
motion of any party interested, be committed by the county
commission of the county in which his estate or some part thereof
may be, to a person selected by such county commission, who,
after giving bond before the county commission in such penalty as
it may prescribe, shall have charge and management of such estate
until the convict is discharged from confinement or dies; and
upon such motion the county commission shall appoint said
committee, although the convict has no estate, either real or
personal, located in this state. In the event said convict has
no such estate, or his estate does not exceed one thousand
dollars, reference to a fiduciary commissioner shall not be
necessary. All appointments of committees heretofore made and
decrees or judgments heretofore awarded by any court of record in
this state against or on behalf of any convict shall not be
considered invalid for the reason that the convict had no such
estate at the time of the appointment of such committee.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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