§5-1-12. How costs paid; complainant responsible for.
When the punishment of the crime shall be the confinement of
the criminal in the penitentiary, expenses incurred shall be paid
from funds available to the division of corrections. In all other
cases such expenses shall be paid out of the county treasury of the
county wherein the crime is alleged to have been committed.
The complainant in each case is answerable for all the actual
costs and charges, and for the support in prison of any person so
committed; and, if the charge for his or her support in prison
shall not be paid when demanded, the jailer may discharge such
person from prison.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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