§49-5-16b. Conviction for offense while in custody.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person who is eighteen years of age or older who is convicted as an adult of an offense that he or she committed while in the custody of the division of juvenile services and who is therefor sentenced to a regional jail or state correctional facility for said offense may not be returned to the custody of the division upon the completion of his or her adult sentence until a hearing is held before the court which committed the person to the custody of the division of juvenile services at which hearing the division may present any objections it may have to return the person to its custody. If the division does object and the court overrules the division's objections, it shall make specific written findings as to its rationale for overruling the objections: Provided, That no person who is eighteen years of age or older who is convicted as an adult of a felony crime of violence against the person while in the custody of the division of juvenile services be returned to the custody of the division of juvenile services upon completion of his or her adult sentence.