§62-7-7. Removal of convicts to penitentiary -- Generally.
Every person sentenced to confinement in the penitentiary
shall remain in the custody of the proper officer of the court
pronouncing such sentence until he be delivered to a guard sent and
duly authorized by the warden of the penitentiary for the removal
of such person to the penitentiary. If such officer fail to make
such delivery upon the request of such court, he shall forfeit one
hundred dollars. The warden of the penitentiary shall, so far as
consistent with the safe conveyance of prisoners to the
penitentiary, cause as many prisoners from the same or several
counties to be removed to the penitentiary at the same time, and to
that end shall send with the guard authorized to receive such
prisoners as many additional guards as are necessary for the
purpose, having due regard to economy as well as to the safe
conveyance of the prisoners. If in the judgment of the officer of
the court pronouncing sentence any facts exist making proper the
employment of more guards than usual, he shall bring such facts to
the attention of the warden of the penitentiary. The necessary
expenses of every such prisoner or convict during his removal to
the penitentiary, as well as the necessary expenses of the guard
sent for that purpose, shall be paid by the auditor out of the
funds appropriated for criminal charges.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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