§7-8-9. Prisoners under civil process.
The party at whose suit any person is confined in jail under
civil process shall be responsible to the county court for the
maintenance of such person during such confinement, and payment
therefor shall be due monthly. Upon failure of such party to make
payment when due, the jailer may discharge the prisoner when
ordered to do so by the county court unless the prisoner is held
under other process, but the county court shall have the right to
sue for the amount due as for other money due on contract. The
jailer may require a bond payable to the county court as security
for the payment of such maintenance before receiving a person on
civil process. Any party who shall have paid for such maintenance
of such prisoner may, upon motion before the circuit court of such
county, or by action before any justice having jurisdiction, obtain
judgment against the person who was so confined, or his personal
representative, for the amount so paid, with interest thereon, from
the time of such payment.
All provisions of this section which were in effect
immediately prior to the passage of this act shall continue in full
force and effect until the thirty-first day of December, one
thousand nine hundred forty-eight.